ectoantigen

ectoantigen

 [ek″to-an´tĭ-jen]
1. an antigen that seems to be loosely attached to the outside of bacteria.
2. an antigen formed in the ectoplasm (cell membrane) of a bacterium.
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ec·to·an·ti·gen

(ek'tō-an'ti-jen),
Any toxin or other excitor of antibody formation, separate or separable from its source.
Synonym(s): exoantigen
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exoantigen

A nonspecific term for any non-self-antigen; this term is not commonly used in the working biomedical parlance.
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ec·to·an·ti·gen

(ek'tō-an'ti-jen)
Any toxin or other excitor of antibody formation, separate or separable from its source.
Synonym(s): exoantigen.
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