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Medical Term:

Forssman antigen-antibody reaction

Pronunciation: fors'man


the combination of Forssman antibody with heterogenetic antigen of the Forssman type, as in the agglutination of sheep erythrocytes (which contain Forssman antigen) by serum from a person with infectious mononucleosis that contains Forssman antibody.

Synonym(s): Forssman reaction

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