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An antibody that reacts with a specific soluble antigen to produce a precipitate.

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(Biochemistry) immunol an antibody that causes precipitation when mixed with its specific antigen
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(prɪˈsɪp ɪ tɪn)

an antibody that reacts with an antigen to form a precipitate.
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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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