reagin

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noun re·agin \rē-ˈā-jən, -gən\

Definition of reagin

  1. 1 :  a substance in the blood of persons with syphilis responsible for positive serological reactions for syphilis

  2. 2 :  an antibody (such as IgE in humans) that mediates hypersensitive allergic reactions of rapid onset

reaginic

play \ˌrē-ə-ˈji-nik, -ˈgi-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of reagin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from reagent


First Known Use: circa 1911


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reagin

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noun re·agin \rē-ˈā-jən, -gən\

Medical Definition of reagin

  1. 1:  a substance that is in the blood of individuals with syphilis and is responsible for positive serological reactions for syphilis

  2. 2:  an antibody (as IgE in humans) that mediates hypersensitive allergic reactions of rapid onset

reaginic

\ˌrē-ə-ˈjin-ik, -ˈgin-\play play adjective

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