antigenicity


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antigenicity

 [an″tĭ-jĕ-nis´ĭ-te]
the property of being able to induce a specific immune response or the degree to which a substance is able to stimulate an immune response; called also immunogenicity.

an·ti·ge·nic·i·ty

(an'ti-jĕ-nis'i-tē),
The state or property of being antigenic.
Synonym(s): immunogenicity

antigenicity

/an·ti·ge·nic·i·ty/ (an″tĭ-jĕ-nis´ĭ-te) the capacity to stimulate the production of antibodies or the capacity to react with an antibody.

antigenicity

[an′tijənis′ətē]
the ability to cause the production of antibodies. The degree of antigenicity of a substance depends on the kind and amount of that substance and on the degree to which the host is sensitive to it and able to produce antibodies. Also called immunogenicity.See also antigen-antibody reaction.

antigenicity

Immunogenicity, see there.

an·ti·ge·nic·i·ty

(an'ti-jĕ-nis'i-tē)
The state or property of being antigenic.
Synonym(s): immunogenicity.

antigenicity

The power, or degree of power, to act as an ANTIGEN.

antigenicity

the capacity to stimulate the production of antibodies or cell-mediated immune responses.
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