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complement

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noun com·ple·ment \ˈkäm-plə-mənt\

Medical Definition of complement

  1. 1:  a group or set (as of chromosomes or DNA) that is typical of the complete organism or one of its parts—see chromosome complement

  2. 2:  a complementary color

  3. 3:  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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