Definitions

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  • adj. Having an affinity for antigens or antibodies other than the one for which it is specific
  • adj. That is stained by more than one class of stain

Etymologies

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From hetero- + -philic

Examples

  • In addition, the recently characterized heterophilic interactions of chemokines might present a novel target for the treatment and prevention of inflammatory diseases such as atherosclerosis.

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