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human leukocyte antigen

noun, Immunology
1.
HLA.
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human leukocyte antigen in Medicine

human leukocyte antigen n.
Abbr. HLA
A gene product of the major histocompatibility complex; these antigens have been shown to have a strong influence on human allotransplantation, transfusions in refractory patients, and certain disease associations.

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