Origin of antigen
Related Words for antigensantibody, dander, irritant, pollen, antigen, ragweed, antiserum, agglutinin, agglutinogen, vaccine, Rh-negative, Rh-positive, immunizer, immunotoxin
Examples from the Web for antigens
Historical Examples of antigens
I have a batch of antigens here that will make you sick as a beast for at least a day.Deathworld
Antigens were considered by Ehrlich to be proteins or to be related to proteins.
In these antigens he could detect only fatty acids or salts of fatty acids.
These extracts were carefully processed and were used as antigens.Myology and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae
William B. Stallcup
The kind of antibody and the manner of its action will differ with the different kinds of antigens used.
- a substance that stimulates the production of antibodies
Word Origin for antigen
- Any of various substances, including toxins, bacteria, and the cells of transplanted organs, that when introduced into the body stimulate the production of antibodies.allergen immunogen
- A substance that stimulates the production of an antibody when introduced into the body. Antigens include toxins, bacteria, viruses, and other foreign substances. Compare antibody. See Note at blood type.