from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An antibody that attacks other antibodies, especially one produced in response to the injection of another antibody.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The antibody to any adaptation-product.
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However, mice injected with hybrids of human variable regions and mouse constant regions develop a strong anti-antibody response directed against the human variable region, suggesting that the retention of the entire rodent Fv region in such chimeric antibodies may still result in unwanted immunogenicity in patients.