the binding of complement to immune complexes or to certain foreign surfaces, as those of invading microorganisms.
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Origin of complement fixation
First recorded in 1905–10
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Medicine definitions for complement fixation
The binding of active complement to a specific antigen-antibody pair used in diagnostic tests, such as the Wasserman test, to detect the presence of a specific antigen or antibody.
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