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noun epi·tope \ˈe-pə-ˌtōp\

Definition of epitope

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of epitope

International Scientific Vocabulary, from epi- + Greek topos place


First Known Use: 1960


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epitope

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noun epi·tope \ˈep-ə-ˌtōp\

Medical Definition of epitope

  1. :  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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