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immunoprecipitation

[ im-yuh-noh-pri-sip-i-tey-shuhn, ih-myoo- ]
/ ˌɪm yə noʊ prɪˌsɪp ɪˈteɪ ʃən, ɪˌmyu- /
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noun

the separation of an antigen from a solution by the formation of a large complex with its specific antibody.

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Origin of immunoprecipitation

First recorded in 1965–70; immuno- + precipitation
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Medical definitions for immunoprecipitation

immunoprecipitation
[ ĭm′yə-nō-prĭ-sĭp′ĭ-tāshən, ĭ-myōō′- ]

n.

The precipitation of sensitized antigen as the result of the interaction of antigen with a specific antibody in solution.
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