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precipitin

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noun pre·cip·i·tin \pri-ˈsi-pə-tən\

Definition of precipitin

  1. :  an antibody that forms a precipitate when it unites with its antigen



Origin and Etymology of precipitin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from precipitate


First Known Use: 1900


Medical Dictionary

precipitin

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noun pre·cip·i·tin \pri-ˈsip-ət-ən\

Medical Definition of precipitin

  1. :  any of various antibodies which form insoluble precipitates with specific antigens and some of which are used in serological testing




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