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immunoelectrophoresis

Pronunciation: im'yu-no-e-lek'tro-fo-re'sis

Definition: A kind of precipitin test in which the components of one group of immunologic reactants (usually a mixture of antigens) are first separated on the basis of electrophoretic mobility in agar or other medium, the separated components then being identified, by means of the technique of double diffusion, on the basis of precipitates formed by reaction with components of the other group of reactants (antibodies).

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