Medical Dictionary

major histocompatibility complex

noun

Medical Definition of MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX

:  a group of genes in mammals that function especially in determining the histocompatibility antigens found on cell surfaces and that in humans comprise the alleles occurring at four loci on the short arm of chromosome 6—abbreviation MHC

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July 01, 2015
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