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V antigen

 

Definition: viral antigen that is intimately associated with the virus particle, is protein in nature, has multiple antigenicities, and is strain specific; antibody to such antigen is demonstrable as protective or neutralizing antibody, such as hemagglutinin projections on surface of influenza virus.

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