alloantigen(redirected from alloantigenic)
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Related to alloantigenic: isoantigen, autoantigen, alloantibody, heterophile antigen, xenoantigen, heteroantigen
An antigen that occurs in some but not all members of the same species. Used by the immune system to distinguish self from nonself.
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alloantigenAn antigen that occurs in some members of a species, which in humans is determined in part by the major histocompatibility complex.
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An antigen that occurs in some, but not in other members of the same species. The term isoantigen is sometimes used in this sense.
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