precipitin

noun
pre·​cip·​i·​tin | \ pri-ˈsi-pə-tən How to pronounce precipitin (audio) \

Definition of precipitin

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

First Known Use of precipitin

1900, in the meaning defined above

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precipitin

noun
pre·​cip·​i·​tin | \ pri-ˈsip-ət-ən How to pronounce precipitin (audio) \

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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