from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A set of one or more antigenic determinants specific to the variable region of an immunoglobulin molecule.
  • noun A set of immunoglobin molecules that have the same antigen-binding specificity in their variable regions.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An object or a substance typical of a class; one of a series exhibiting like peculiarities.
  • noun In the nomenclature of types in natural history, a specimen, not a holotype, identified by the nomenclator himself.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun immunology A characteristic shared by a group of immunoglobulin or T cell receptor molecules, based on the antigen binding specificity of their variable region


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