epitope(redirected from immunodominant epitope)
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Related to immunodominant epitope: antigenic determinant, discontinuous epitope
ability of an organism to resist disease by identifying and destroying foreign substances or organisms. Although all animals have some immune capabilities, little is known about nonmammalian immunity.
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The portion of the antigen molecule that determines its capacity to combine with the specific combining site of its corresponding antibody in an antigen-antibody interaction.