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adhesion phenomenon


Definition: a phenomenon manifested by the adherence of antigen-antibody-complement complex to “indicator cells” (microorganisms, platelets, leukocytes, or erythrocytes), the reaction being sensitive and specific for the antigen and antibody in the complex.

Synonym(s): erythrocyte adherence phenomenon, immune adherence phenomenon, red cell adherence phenomenon

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