immunoperoxidase technique

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immunoperoxidase technique im·mu·no·per·ox·i·dase technique (ĭm'yə-nō-pə-rŏk'sĭ-dās', -dāz', ĭ-myōō'-)
An enzymatic antigen detection technique that uses horseradish peroxidase to label antigen-antibody complexes in tissues and is commonly used in pathology to demonstrate hormones, unique tissue-specific antigens, structural proteins, tissue enzymes, oncofetal antigens, and microorganisms and viruses.

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