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1. antigen

noun. ['ˈæntədʒən'] any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies).

Synonyms

  • immunizing agent
  • antigenic determinant
  • epitope
  • foetoprotein
  • substance
  • immunogen
  • toxoid
  • Rh factor
  • determinant
  • rhesus factor
  • fetoprotein
  • anatoxin
  • agglutinogen

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • activator
  • inhibitor
  • indecisive

Etymology

  • antigène (French)
  • anti- (French)

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Example sentences of the word antigen


1. Adjective
A common test to diagnose dogs is an antigen detection test.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The heartworm test is a simple blood test to ensure your dog doesn't have the heartworm antigen.

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