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noun

an aggregate of an antigen and its specific antibody.

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Origin of immune complex

First recorded in 1970–75
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British Dictionary definitions for immune complex

immune complex

immunocomplex

/ (ˈɪmjʊnəʊˌkɒmplɛks) /

noun

a complex formed between an antibody and an antigen
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Medical definitions for immune complex

immune complex

n.

Any of various complexes of an antigen and an antibody in the blood, to which complement may also be fixed, and which may form a precipitate.
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