isoantigen etymology

English word isoantigen comes from English antigen, English iso-

Detailed word origin of isoantigen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
antigen English (eng) (immunology) A substance that induces an immune response, usually foreign.
iso- English (eng) (chemistry) forms terms relating to isomers. (mathematics) forms terms relating to isomorphisms. (organic chemistry) (of an aliphatic compound, especially a fatty acid) Having a branch on the penultimate carbon atom of a chain. (physics) forms terms relating to isotopes. Equal.
isoantigen English (eng) An immunologically active material (especially a protein or polysaccharide) that is present only in some individuals of a particular species; responsible for the formation of antibodies.

Words with the same origin as isoantigen

Descendants of iso-
isenergic isoattenuation isobutyraldehyde isochasm isoecho isoexcitation isofield isogram isoionic isoluminant isomaltotriose isomer isomyopia isopalmitic acid isoparaffin isopropyl isopropylacetone isopropylamide isoproscaline isosteviol isostructural isotopic isovaline isovitexin