Precipitin meaning

prĭ-sĭpĭ-tĭn
An antibody that reacts with a specific soluble antigen to produce a precipitate.
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An antibody produced in the blood of an animal injected with a soluble antigen: when the antigen is added to blood serum from such an animal, a precipitate forms.
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An antibody that reacts with a specific soluble antigen to produce a precipitate.
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Any antibody which reacts with an antigen to form a precipitate.
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Origin of precipitin

  • precipit(ate) –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition