Definition of Immunogen

1. Noun. Any substance or organism that provokes an immune response (produces immunity) when introduced into the body.

Exact synonyms: Immunizing Agent
Specialized synonyms: Vaccine, Vaccinum, Toxin Antitoxin
Generic synonyms: Antigen



Definition of Immunogen

1. Noun. (immunology) Any substance that elicits a immune response; an antigen ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Immunogen

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Medical Definition of Immunogen

1. A substance which is capable of eliciting (inducing) an immune response. An immunogen usually has a fairly high molecular weight (usually greater than 10,000), thus, a variety of macromolecules such as proteins, lipoproteins, polysaccharides, some nucleic acids, and certain of the teichoic acids, can act as immunogens. Compare: antigen. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Immunogen

immunoenhancing
immunoenzyme techniques
immunoepidemiologic
immunoepidemiology
immunoevasion
immunoevasive
immunoexpression
immunoferritin
immunofixation
immunofluorescence
immunofluorescence method
immunofluorescences
immunofluorescent
immunofluorescent stain
immunofluorescent studies
immunogen (current term)
immunogene
immunogeneses
immunogenesis
immunogenetic
immunogeneticist
immunogenetics
immunogenic
immunogenically
immunogenicities
immunogenicity
immunogens
immunoglobin
immunoglobins
immunoglobular

Literary usage of Immunogen

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1. Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Evaluationsby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"148 SIDNEY STREET CAMBRIDGE MA 02139 DD 01/25/91 MA / / immunogen, INC. 148 SIDNEY STREET CAMBRIDGE MA 02139-4239 DD 09/06/94 MA / / ADR IA LABORATORIES, ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Lysozyme, which induces an antibody response in mice in the low-zone range (—• 10-*ЛО, is called a strong immunogen, whereas BSA, which paralyzes at 10-*M, ..."

3. Battling Malaria: Strengthening the U.S. Military Malaria Vaccine Program by Patricia M. Graves, Myron M. Levine (2006)
"... on March 30,1993 Title: Protective malaria sporozoite surface protein immunogen and gene Inventors: Hoffman, Charoenvit, Hedstrom, ..."

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