ANTIBODY

n. a modified protein molecule created naturally by lymphocytes, that interacts with and disarms antigens. The antigen-antibody connection is specific, meaning that all antibodies will not interact with all antigens. Following previously exposure to a specific antigen, the antibodies are mass produced. See also antigen reactivity- immunity.

ANTIBODY: "An antibody is a protein molecule that interacts with antigens."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANTIBODY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/antibody/ (accessed August 18, 2019).
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