cross-reaction definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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The reaction between an antigen and an antibody that was generated against a different but similar antigen.
- crossˌ-re·actˈ verb
- crossˌ-re·acˈtive adjective
- crossˌ-re·ac·tivˈi·ty noun
cross-reaction - Medical Definition
A specific reaction between an antiserum and an antigen complex other than the complex that caused the production of the specific antibodies of the antiserum.