cross-reaction

noun
cross-re·​ac·​tion | \ ˌkrȯs-rē-ˈak-shən How to pronounce cross-reaction (audio) \

Definition of cross-reaction

: reaction of one antigen with antibodies developed against another antigen

Other Words from cross-reaction

cross-react \ ˌkrȯs-​rē-​ˈakt How to pronounce cross-reaction (audio) \ intransitive verb
cross-reactive \ ˌkrȯs-​rē-​ˈak-​tiv How to pronounce cross-reaction (audio) \ adjective
cross-reactivity \ ˌkrȯs-​(ˌ)rē-​ˌak-​ˈti-​və-​tē How to pronounce cross-reaction (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of cross-reaction

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Cross-reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross-reaction. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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cross-reaction

noun
cross-re·​ac·​tion | \ ˌkrȯs-rē-ˈak-shən How to pronounce cross-reaction (audio) \

Medical Definition of cross-reaction

: reaction of one antigen with antibodies developed against another antigen

Other Words from cross-reaction

cross-react \ -​ˈakt How to pronounce cross-reaction (audio) \ intransitive verb

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