immunodiffusion

[im-yuh-noh-di-fyoo-zhuh n, ih-myoo-]

noun

any of various analytical techniques that involve antigen and antibody solutions diffusing toward each other in a gel until antibody binds specifically to antigen to form a precipitate.

Origin of immunodiffusion

First recorded in 1955–60; immuno- + diffusion
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immunodiffusion in Medicine

immunodiffusion

[ĭm′yə-nō-dĭ-fyōōzhən, ĭ-myōō′-]

n.

A technique for studying reactions between antigens and antibodies by observing precipitates formed by the combination of specific antigens and antibodies that have diffused in a gel in which they have been separately placed.
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