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noun Immunology.

MHC.

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British Dictionary definitions for major histocompatibility complex

major histocompatibility complex

noun

the full name for MHC
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Medical definitions for major histocompatibility complex

major histocompatibility complex

n.

A chromosomal segment that codes for cell-surface histocompatibility antigens and is the principal determinant of tissue type and transplant compatibility.HLA complex
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Scientific definitions for major histocompatibility complex

major histocompatibility complex
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A group of genes that code for cell-surface histocompatibility antigens and are the principal determinants of tissue type and transplant compatibility. They are the most diverse genes in humans and are used to determine if a sample of DNA comes from a specific person.
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