antigliadin

adjective

an·​ti·​gli·​a·​din -ˈglī-əd-ən How to pronounce antigliadin (audio)
: of, relating to, or being an antibody produced in response to the presence of gliadin (as in those affected with celiac disease)
Gliadin is part of the gluten protein that can be extracted from wheat and, in some people, can cause an autoimmune type of reaction creating the antigliadin antibodies.The Iowa City Press-Citizen

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“Antigliadin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/antigliadin. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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