antigenic antigenic

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to antigens

Usage(s):

  1. The last major change was in 1969, and up until now there has not been another major antigenic shift.
  2. Past attempts to implant fetal islet cells failed because a small percentage of these cells have antigenic markers that trigger an immune response.
  3. If this reassortment produces a virus that closely resembles one of its parents, it is said to have undergone antigenic drift.
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