epitope

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noun epi·tope \ ˈe-pə-ˌtōp \

Definition of epitope

:a molecular region on the surface of an antigen capable of eliciting an immune response and of combining with the specific antibody produced by such a response called also determinant, antigenic determinant

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Origin and Etymology of epitope

International Scientific Vocabulary, from epi- + Greek topos place


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epitope

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noun epi·tope \ ˈep-ə-ˌtōp \

medical Definition of epitope

:a molecular region on the surface of an antigen capable of eliciting an immune response and of combining with the specific antibody produced by such a response called also determinant, antigenic determinant

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