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histocompatibility gene

 

Definition: in laboratory animals, a gene that can elicit an immune response and thereby cause rejection of a homograft when tissue is transplanted from one individual to another; in humans, histocompatibility genes control HLA antigens.

Synonym(s): H gene

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