heterocytotropic antibody

heterocytotropic antibody
see cytotropic a.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • heterocytotropic — Having an affinity for cells of a different species. [hetero + G. kytos, cell, + trope, a turning toward] * * * het·ero·cy·to·tro·pic (het″ər o si″to troґpik) [hetero + cyto + tropic] having an affinity for cells of different… …   Medical dictionary

  • cytotropic antibody — 1. antibody that binds to mast cells and basophils at specific receptors; subsequent binding of antigen to the cell fixed antibody triggers release of mediators of immediate hypersensitivity. Such antibodies produced by the animal itself in… …   Medical dictionary

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