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an·ti·gen

 (ăn′tĭ-jən) also an·ti·gene (-jēn′)
n.
A molecule that is capable of binding to an antibody or to an antigen receptor on a T cell, especially one that induces an immune response. An antigen is usually a foreign substance, such as a toxin or a component of a virus, bacterium, or parasite.

an′ti·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
an′ti·gen′i·cal·ly adv.
an′ti·ge·nic′i·ty (-jə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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antigen

(ˈæntɪdʒən; -ˌdʒɛn) or

antigene

n
(Biochemistry) a substance that stimulates the production of antibodies
[C20: from anti(body) + -gen]
ˌantiˈgenic adj
ˌantiˈgenically adv
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an•ti•gen

(ˈæn tɪ dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)

n.
1. any substance that can stimulate the production of antibodies and combine specifically with them.
2. any commercial substance that, when injected or absorbed into animal tissues, stimulates the production of antibodies.
3. antigens of a particular type collectively.
[1905–10; anti (body) + -gen]
an`ti•gen′ic, adj.
an`ti•gen′i•cal•ly, adv.
an`ti•ge•nic′i•ty (-dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti) n.
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an·ti·gen

(ăn′tĭ-jən)
A substance that stimulates the production of an antibody when introduced into the body. Antigens include toxins, bacteria, viruses, and other foreign substances. See Note at blood type.
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antigen

A molecule recognized as foreign by the body’s immune system, causing the release of antibodies.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antigen - any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
immunizing agent, immunogen - any substance or organism that provokes an immune response (produces immunity) when introduced into the body
immunology - the branch of medical science that studies the body's immune system
agglutinogen - any substance that acts as an antigen to cause agglutinin production
fetoprotein, foetoprotein - any of several antigens that occur naturally in the fetus and sometimes in adults with cancer
anatoxin, toxoid - a bacterial toxin that has been weakened until it is no longer toxic but is strong enough to induce the formation of antibodies and immunity to the specific disease caused by the toxin; "diphtheria toxoid"
antigenic determinant, epitope, determinant - the site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself
Rh, Rh factor, rhesus factor - a blood group antigen possessed by Rh-positive people; if an Rh-negative person receives a blood transfusion from an Rh-positive person it can result in hemolysis and anemia
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Translations
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antigen

[ˈæntɪdʒən] Nantígeno m
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antigen

[ˈæntɪdʒən] nantigène manti-hero antihero [ˈæntihɪərəʊ] nantihéros m
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antigen

nAntigen nt
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antigen

[ˈæntɪdʒən] nantigene m
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an·ti·gen

n. antígeno, sustancia tóxica que estimula la formación de anticuerpos;
carcinoembriogenic ______ carcinoembriogénico.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

antigen

n antígeno; carcinoembryonic — antígeno carcinoembrionario; prostate-specific — (PSA) antígeno prostático específico (APE)
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References in periodicals archive ?
Parallelement a la mise en route de ces differents programmes, un suivi continu de la couverture vaccinale a permis de moduler le calendrier national de vaccination en introduisant de nouveaux antigenes et des rappels.
* Les antigenes permis en presence d'anticorps pour faciliter l'acces a la transplantation chez les receveurs sensibilises
Nove mogucnosti u TMCH Molecular testing of HLA antigenes A, B, C, DR, DQ/Molekulsko ispitivanje HLA antigena Family donors, unrelated donors/Porodicni davaoci, nesrodni davaoci Revised indications for HSCT: CML (Glivek et al.), MM (Lenalomid, anti CD38 etc).
Existence in an organism of the antibodies reacting with antigenes to VL of cattle indicates presence at people of a virus or its fragments due to consumption of meat, milk and dairy products from the infected animals.
La couverture vaccinale contre les antigenes chez l'enfant est de plus de 90% dans la wilaya d'Oran, a-t-on appris, jeudi dernier, de source medicale relevant de la Direction de la sante et de la population.
Anu-belsunu has three sons who bear common Babylonian names (Anu-ab-ittannu, Anu-baliissu-iqbi, Nidintu-Anu), while one son bears the Greek name Antigenes. (32) Although the mother's name and patronymic are not known, our preceding discussion raises the possibility that Antigenes was her father's name.