epitope

[ep-i-tohp]

Origin of epitope

epi- + -tope < Greek tópos place; cf. topo-
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British Dictionary definitions for epitope

epitope

noun
  1. the site on an antigen at which a specific antibody becomes attached
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epitope in Medicine

epitope

[ĕpĭ-tōp′]
n.
  1. The surface portion of an antigen capable of eliciting an immune response and of combining with the antibody produced to counter that response.
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