precipitin

[ pri-sip-i-tin ]
/ prɪˈsɪp ɪ tɪn /
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noun Immunology.

an antibody that reacts with its specific antigen to form an insoluble precipitate.

Nearby words

  1. precipitant,
  2. precipitate,
  3. precipitate labor,
  4. precipitation,
  5. precipitation hardening,
  6. precipitin test,
  7. precipitinogen,
  8. precipitious,
  9. precipitous,
  10. precis

Origin of precipitin

First recorded in 1895–1900; precipit(ate) + -in2

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British Dictionary definitions for precipitin

precipitin

/ (prɪˈsɪpɪtɪn) /

noun

immunol an antibody that causes precipitation when mixed with its specific antigen
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Medicine definitions for precipitin

precipitin

[ prĭ-sĭpĭ-tĭn ]

n.

An antibody that under suitable conditions combines with and causes a specific soluble antigen to precipitate.

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