antigenic determinant

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A small chemical complex (relative to the size of the macromolecule or cell of which it is a part) that determines the specificity of an antigen-antibody interaction. That portion of an antigen that actually makes contact with a particular antibody or T cell receptor. An epitope. Contrast with paratope.

Subjects: Chemistry — Genetics and Genomics.

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