epitope


epi·tope

noun \ˈe-pə-ˌtōp\

Definition of EPITOPE

:  a molecular region on the surface of an antigen capable of eliciting an immune response and of combining with the specific antibody produced by such a response —called also determinant, antigenic determinant

Origin of EPITOPE

International Scientific Vocabulary, from epi- + Greek topos place
First Known Use: 1960

epi·tope

noun \ˈep-ə-ˌtōp\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EPITOPE

: a molecular region on the surface of an antigen capable of eliciting an immune response and of combining with the specific antibody produced by such a response—called also determinant, antigenic determinant

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