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hypervariable regions

Pronunciation: hi-per'var-i-a-ble

Definition: the regions of the immunoglobulin molecule that contain most of the residues involved in the antibody binding site. Hypervariability at the site of antigen building ensures the broadest immunologic repertoire.

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