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coprecipitation

Pronunciation: ko'pre-sip-i-ta'shun

Definition: Precipitation of unbound antigen along with an antigen-antibody complex; may occur particularly when a soluble complex is precipitated by a second antibody specific for the Fc fragment of the immunoglobulin of the complex.

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