complement protein

n.

A substance that is produced by a predecessor protein or in response to the presence of foreign material in the body and that triggers or participates in a complement reaction.

Nearby words

  1. complement,
  2. complement binding assay,
  3. complement clause,
  4. complement fixation,
  5. complement fixation test,
  6. complement reaction,
  7. complement unit,
  8. complement-fixation test,
  9. complement-fixing antibody,
  10. complemental


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