epitope

epitope

[ep-i-tohp]
noun Immunology.
determinant ( def 3 ).

Origin:
epi- + -tope < Greek tópos place; cf. topo-

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epitope (ˈɛpɪˌtəʊp)
 
n
the site on an antigen at which a specific antibody becomes attached

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epitope ep·i·tope (ěp'ĭ-tōp')
n.
The surface portion of an antigen capable of eliciting an immune response and of combining with the antibody produced to counter that response.

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