cross-reaction

noun

cross-re·​ac·​tion ˌkrȯs-rē-ˈak-shən How to pronounce cross-reaction (audio)
: reaction of one antigen with antibodies developed against another antigen
cross-react intransitive verb
cross-reactive adjective
cross-reactivity noun

Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cross-reaction was in 1946

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“Cross-reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross-reaction. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

cross-reaction

noun
cross-re·​ac·​tion ˌkrȯs-rē-ˈak-shən How to pronounce cross-reaction (audio)
: reaction of one antigen with antibodies developed against another antigen
cross-react intransitive verb
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