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an antigen so called because first recognized in an Australian aborigine, but now known to be a subunit of the hepatitis B virus surface antigen.
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Australia antigen, Australian antigen
A term formerly used for hepatitis B surface antigen.
See also: antigen
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Australia antigenThe hepatitis B virus surface ANTIGEN (HBsAg).
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