Forssman antibody

noun (1)
Forss·​man antibody | \ ˈfȯrsmən-\

Definition of Forssman antibody

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an antibody (as heterophile antibody) active against a Forssman antigen

Forssman antigen

noun (2)

Definition of Forssman antigen (Entry 2 of 2)

: an antigenic constituent occurring in animals without regard to biological relationship (as one present in guinea pigs and sheep but absent from rabbit and cattle) : a heterophile antigen

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History and Etymology for Forssman antibody

Noun (1)

after John Forssman †1947 Swedish pathologist

Noun (2)

after J. Forssman

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