epitope

[ep-i-tohp]

noun Immunology.


Nearby words

  1. epithet,
  2. epitome,
  3. epitomise,
  4. epitomist,
  5. epitomize,
  6. epitrachelion,
  7. epitrichium,
  8. epitrochoid,
  9. epitympanic,
  10. epitympanum

Origin of epitope

epi- + -tope < Greek tópos place; cf. topo-

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British Dictionary definitions for epitope

epitope

noun

the site on an antigen at which a specific antibody becomes attached
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Medicine definitions for epitope

epitope

[ĕpĭ-tōp′]

n.

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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