precipitin

noun pre·cip·i·tin \ pri-ˈsi-pə-tən \

Definition of precipitin

: an antibody that forms a precipitate when it unites with its antigen

Origin and Etymology of precipitin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from precipitate


Medical Dictionary

precipitin

noun pre·cip·i·tin \ pri-ˈsip-ət-ən \

medical Definition of precipitin

: any of various antibodies which form insoluble precipitates with specific antigens and some of which are used in serological testing

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