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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.
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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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Medical 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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