1. epitope

noun. ['ˈɛpɪˌtoʊp'] the site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself.


  • site
  • determinant
  • situation
  • antigenic determinant


  • exclusion
  • disequilibrium
  • acceptance
  • equilibrium

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Rhymes with Epitope

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How do you pronounce epitope?

Pronounce epitope as ˈɛpɪˌtoʊp.

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Sentences with epitope

1. Noun, singular or mass
These are properly called epitope-binding sites, as the epitope is the specific part of any invader that triggers an immune reaction.