precipitin

[pri-sip-i-tin]

Origin of precipitin

First recorded in 1895–1900; precipit(ate) + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for precipitin

precipitin

noun
  1. immunol an antibody that causes precipitation when mixed with its specific antigen
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precipitin in Medicine

precipitin

[prĭ-sĭpĭ-tĭn]
n.
  1. An antibody that under suitable conditions combines with and causes a specific soluble antigen to precipitate.
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