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immune response in which an antigen-antibody combination inactivates a complement (so it is unavailable to participate in a second antigen-antibody combination) complement fixation
blood test in which a sample of serum is exposed to a particular antigen and complement in order to determine whether or not antibodies to that particular antigen are present; used as a diagnostic test complement fixation test
equating verb (such as `be' or `become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence copula , copulative , linking verb
mate or complement counterpart
large medieval vessel with a single deck propelled by sails and oars with guns at stern and prow; a complement of 1,000 men; used mainly in the Mediterranean for war and trading galley
full complement of proteins produced by a particular genome proteome
blood test to detect syphilis; a complement fixation test is used to detect antibodies to the syphilis organism treponema; a positive reaction indicates the presence of antibodies and therefore syphilis infection Wassermann , Wassermann test , Wasserman reaction
(genetics) normal complement of sex chromosomes in a female XX
(genetics) abnormal complement of three X chromosomes in a female XXX
(genetics) abnormal complement of sex hormones in a male resulting in Klinefelter's syndrome XXY
(genetics) normal complement of sex hormones in a male XY
(genetics) abnormal complement of sex hormones in a male who has two Y chromosomes XYY
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