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Medical Term:

cross-reacting antibody

 

Definition:

  1. antibody specific for an epitope shared by members of a group, those with identical functional epitopes;
  2. antibody for antigens that have functional groups of similar, but not identical, tertiary structure and immunogenicity.
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