precipitin


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pre·cip·i·tin

 (prĭ-sĭp′ĭ-tĭn)
n.
An antibody that reacts with a specific soluble antigen to produce a precipitate.

precipitin

(prɪˈsɪpɪtɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) immunol an antibody that causes precipitation when mixed with its specific antigen

pre•cip•i•tin

(prɪˈsɪp ɪ tɪn)

n.
an antibody that reacts with an antigen to form a precipitate.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.precipitin - an antibody that causes precipitation when it unites with its antigen
antibody - any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response
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Both the capillary precipitin method (10) and the Strep-B-Latex rapid agglutination method (Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark) were used.
This was clearly seen as one band of precipitin on the agar plate by the Ouchterlony method (Fig.
Comparison of DNA dot blot hybridization and Lancefield capillary precipitin methods for group B streptococcal capsular typing.
The use of a precipitin test to determine host preference of the vampire bats, Desmodus rotundus and Diphylla ecaudata.
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Precipitin tests on smears of gut contents of possible predators showed that Coleoptera larvae, Hemiptera and predacious adult Dipterans were important predators.
After eliminating the cross-reacting antibody using an immunoadsorbent, a strong precipitin line was observed between the egg protein and the antibody in the double immunodiffusion.
An immunologic precipitin system between soluble nucleoprotein and serum antibody in systemic lupus erythematosus.