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HLA

Immunology.
  1. human leukocyte antigen: any of a complex of genetically determined antigens, occurring on the surface of almost every human cell, by which one person's cells can be distinguished from another's and the histocompatibility and genetic likeness of any two persons can be established: the major histocompatibility antigen of humans.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of HLA1

First recorded in 1965–70

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