hapten

noun hap·ten \ ˈhap-ˌten \

Definition of hapten

: a small separable part of an antigen that reacts specifically with an antibody but is incapable of stimulating antibody production except in combination with a carrier protein molecule

haptenic

play \hap-ˈte-nik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of hapten

German, from Greek haptein to fasten


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hapten

noun hap·ten \ ˈhap-ˌten \

medical Definition of hapten

: a small separable part of an antigen that reacts specifically with an antibody but is incapable of stimulating antibody production except in combination with an associated protein molecule

haptenic

play \hap-ˈten-ik\ adjective

haptenated

play \ˈhap-tə-ˌnāt-əd\ adjective

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