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Medical Term:

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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