alloantigen


al·lo·an·ti·gen

noun \ˌa-lō-ˈan-ti-jən\

Definition of ALLOANTIGEN

:  an antigen present only in some individuals (as of a particular blood group) of a species and capable of inducing the production of an alloantibody by individuals which lack it

First Known Use of ALLOANTIGEN

1964

al·lo·an·ti·gen

noun \ˌal-ō-ˈant-ə-jən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ALLOANTIGEN

: a genetically determined antigen present in some but not all individuals of a species (as those of a particular blood group) and capable of inducing the production of an alloantibody by individuals which lack it—called also isoantigen
al·lo·an·ti·gen·ic \-ˌant-ə-ˈjen-ik\ adjective

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