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n. foreign substance which stimulates the production of antibodies when introduced into a living organism

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In immunologyTCR or BCR or its secreted form antibody. In simpler terms, an antigen is any substance that causes an immune system to produce antibodies against it. Each antibody is specifically selected after binding to a certain antigen because of random somatic diversification in the antibody complementarity determining regions.

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Noun
1. any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates the production of antibodies
(hypernym) substance, matter
(hyponym) immunogen, immunizing agent


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Antigen (das)
n. antigen, foreign substance which stimulates the production of antibodies when introduced into a living organism

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n. antigen


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