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noun com·ple·ment \ˈkäm-plə-mənt\

Medical Definition of COMPLEMENT

:  a group or set (as of chromosomes or DNA) that is typical of the complete organism or one of its parts—see chromosome complement
:  a complementary color
:  the thermolabile group of proteins in normal blood serum and plasma that in combination with antibodies causes the destruction especially of particulate antigens (as bacteria and foreign blood corpuscles)
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