component of complement

[kəm-pōnənt]

n.

Any one of the nine distinct protein units (designated C1 through C9) that are responsible for the immunological activities associated with complement.

Nearby words

  1. compline,
  2. complot,
  3. comply,
  4. compo,
  5. component,
  6. componential analysis,
  7. componentry,
  8. compony,
  9. componé,
  10. comport


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