HyperDic: antigen

English > 1 sense of the word antigen:
NOUNsubstanceantigenany substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)
antigen > pronunciation
Soundsae'ntahjhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > antigen: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningAny substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies).
CategoryimmunologyThe branch of medical science that studies the body's immune system
Partsantigenic determinant, determinant, epitopeThe site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself
NarroweragglutinogenAny substance that acts as an antigen to cause agglutinin production
anatoxin, toxoidA bacterial toxin that has been weakened until it is no longer toxic but is strong enough to induce the formation of antibodies and immunity to the specific disease caused by the toxin
fetoprotein, foetoproteinAny of several antigens that occur naturally in the fetus and sometimes in adults with cancer
immunogen, immunizing agentAny substance or organism that provokes an immune response (produces immunity) when introduced into the body
rhesus factor, Rh factor, RhA blood group antigen possessed by Rh-positive people
BroadersubstanceA particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties
SpanishAg, antígeno
Catalanantigen
Adjectivesantigenicof or relating to antigens

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