HLA

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noun \ˌāch-(ˌ)el-ˈā\

Definition of HLA

  1. 1 :  the major histocompatibility complex in humans

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1968


Medical Dictionary

HLA

noun

Medical Definition of HLA

  1. 1:  the major histocompatibility complex in humans

  2. 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>

Variants of hla

also

HL–A

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Origin and Etymology of hla

human leukocyte antigen


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