H-Y antigen

noun
\ ˈāch-ˈwī- How to pronounce H-Y antigen (audio) \

Medical Definition of H-Y antigen

: a male histocompatibility antigen determined by genes on the Y chromosome

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“H-Y antigen.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/H-Y%20antigen. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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