superantigen

noun
su·​per·​an·​ti·​gen | \ -ˈant-i-jən How to pronounce superantigen (audio) \

Medical Definition of superantigen

: a substance (as an enterotoxin) that acts as an antigen capable of stimulating much larger numbers of T cells than an ordinary antigen

Other Words from superantigen

superantigenic \ -​ˌant-​i-​ˈjen-​ik How to pronounce superantigenic (audio) \ adjective

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“Superantigen.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/superantigen. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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