heterophilic

heterophil

[het-er-uh-fil]
adjective
1.
Also, heterophilic. Immunology. (of an antibody) having an affinity for an antigen other than its specific antigen.
noun
2.
Cell Biology. a neutrophil.
Also, heterophile [het-er-uh-fahyl] .


Origin:
1915–20; hetero- + -phil

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heterophil het·er·o·phil (hět'ə-rō-fĭl') or het·er·o·phile (-fīl')
n.
A granulocyte; in humans, a neutrophil. adj.
Relating to heterogenetic antigens or to antibodies directed against such antigens.

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