hapten definition

  • noun:
    • a tiny molecule that reacts with a certain antibody but cannot induce the formation of antibodies unless bound to a carrier necessary protein or any other big antigenic molecule.
    • Any little molecule that may elicit an immune reaction only if attached to a sizable company such a protein.

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