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Medical Term:

class III antigens

 

Definition: non–cell-membrane molecules that are encoded by the S region of the major histocompatibility complex. These antigens are not involved in determining histocompatibility and include the complement proteins as well as certain cytokine genes tumor necrosis factors α and β.

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