- cross′-reac′tionn.imu an immunologic reaction between a given antigen and an antibody or lymphokine that is specific for a different antigen•Etymology: 1945–50 cross′-reac′tive, adj. cross`-reactiv′ity, n.
From formal English to slang. 2014.
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cross-reaction — cross reactive, adj. cross reactivity, n. /kraws ree ak sheuhn kros /, n. an immunologic reaction between a given antigen and an antibody or lymphokine that is specific for a different antigen resembling the first one. [1945 50] * * * … Universalium
cross-reaction — cross re·ac·tion .krȯs rē ak shən n reaction of one antigen with antibodies developed against another antigen cross re·act akt vi … Medical dictionary
cross-reaction — noun Date: 1946 reaction of one antigen with antibodies developed against another antigen • cross react intransitive verb • cross reactive adjective • cross reactivity noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
cross-reaction — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: cross (III) : the immunological phenomenon wherein one antigen reacts toward antibodies developed against another and which has been used to study relationships between viruses … Useful english dictionary
cross reaction — the interaction of an antigen with an antibody formed against a different antigen with which the first antigen shares identical or closely related antigenic determinants … Medical dictionary
cross-reactive — cross re·ac·tive rē ak tiv adj capable of undergoing cross reaction <cross reactive antigens> <cross reactive antibodies> cross re·ac·tiv·i·ty (.)rē .ak tiv ət ē n, pl ties … Medical dictionary
cross-react — cross′ react′ v. i. imu (of an antigen or antibody) to participate in a cross reaction • Etymology: 1970–75 … From formal English to slang
cross-reactivity — ¦ ̷ ̷ (ˌ) ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: cross (III) : the capability of undergoing cross reaction • cross react ˌ intransitive verb • cross reactive adjective … Useful english dictionary
cross-react — intransitive verb see cross reactivity * * * /kraws ree akt , kros /, v.i. Immunol. (of an antigen, antibody, or lymphocyte) to participate in a cross reaction … Useful english dictionary
cross-react — intransitive verb see cross reaction … New Collegiate Dictionary