minor histocompatibility complex


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minor histocompatibility complex (MHC),

genes outside of MHC that are present on various chromosomes that encode antigens contributing to graft rejection.

mi·nor his·to·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty com·plex

(MHC) (mī'nŏr his'tō-kom-pat-i-bil'i-tē kom'pleks)
Genes outside of MHC that are present on various chromosomes that encode antigens contributing to graft rejection.