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benign

 [be-nīn´]
not recurrent; favorable for recovery with appropriate treatment. The opposite of malignant.

in·no·cent

(in'ō-sent),
1. Not apparently harmful.
2. Free from legal or moral wrong.
[L. innocens (-ent-), fr. in, neg., + noceo, to injure]

innocent

/in·no·cent/ (in´o-sent) not malignant; benign; not tending of its own nature to a fatal issue.

innocent

[in′əsənt]
Etymology: L, innocens, harmless
benign, innocuous, or functional; not malignant, such as an innocent heart murmur.

in·no·cent

(in'ŏ-sĕnt)
1. Not apparently harmful.
2. Free from moral wrong.
[L. innocens (-ent-), fr. in, neg., + noceo, to injure]

innocent

INNOCUOUS, non-malignant, BENIGN.

innocent

not malignant; benign.

innocent bystander reaction
when antibody attaches to antigen bound to erythrocytes, the erythrocytes are marked for complement mediated lysis and phagocytosis by reticuloendothelial cells, these 'innocent bystander' cells are protected from lysis by complement components.
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