noun Immunology.
an antibody that reacts with its specific antigen to form an insoluble precipitate.

1895–1900; precipit(ate) + -in2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To precipitin
World English Dictionary
precipitin (prɪˈsɪpɪtɪn)
immunol an antibody that causes precipitation when mixed with its specific antigen

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

precipitin pre·cip·i·tin (prĭ-sĭp'ĭ-tĭn)
An antibody that under suitable conditions combines with and causes a specific soluble antigen to precipitate.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature