acquired antibody


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acquired antibody

n.
An antibody produced by an immune response, in contrast to one occurring naturally in an individual.
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Transient neonatal hyperthyrotrophinemia: a serum abnormality due to transplacentally acquired antibody to thyroid stimulating hormone.