[pri-sip-i-tin-uh-juh n, -jen]


Immunology. an antigen that stimulates precipitin production or that reacts with antibody in an immunoprecipitation reaction.

Origin of precipitinogen

First recorded in 1900–05; precipitin + -o- + -gen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

precipitinogen in Medicine




An antigen that stimulates the formation of specific precipitin when injected into an animal body; a precipitable soluble antigen.
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