[ ep-i-tohp ]
/ ˈɛp ɪˌtoʊp /
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British Dictionary definitions for epitope
/ (ˈɛpɪˌtəʊp) /
the site on an antigen at which a specific antibody becomes attached
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Medicine definitions for epitope
[ ĕp′ĭ-tōp′ ]
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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