human leukocyte antigen

noun

Definition of human leukocyte antigen

  1. :  any of various proteins that are encoded by genes of the major histocompatibility complex in humans and are found on the surface of many cell types (such as white blood cells); broadly :  hla 2

First Known Use of human leukocyte antigen

1978


Medical Dictionary

human leukocyte antigen

noun

Medical Definition of human leukocyte antigen

  1. :  any of various proteins that are encoded by genes of the major histocompatibility complex in humans and are found on the surface of many cell types (as white blood cells); broadly :  hla 2


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