HLA

noun \ ˌāch-(ˌ)el-ˈā \

Definition of HLA

1 :the major histocompatibility complex in humans
2 :a genetic locus, gene, or antigen of HLA often used with one or more letters to designate a locus or with letters and a number to designate an allele at the locus or the antigen corresponding to the locus and allele

Origin and Etymology of hla

human leukocyte antigen


Medical Dictionary

HLA

noun
variants: also HL-A play \ˌā-(ˌ)chel-ˈā\

medical Definition of HLA

1 :the major histocompatibility complex in humans
2 :a genetic locus, gene, or antigen of the major histocompatibility complex in humans often used attributively
  • HLA antigens
  • HLA typing
often used with one or more letters to designate a locus or with letters and a number to designate an allele at the locus or the antigen corresponding to the locus and allele
  • relationship…between HLA-B27 antigen and ankylosing spondylitis
  • —G. E. Ehrlich

Origin and Etymology of hla

human leukocyte antigen


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