Definition of major histocompatibility complex in English:

major histocompatibility complex

Syllabification: ma·jor his·to·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty com·plex

Entry from US English dictionary

(abbreviation: MHC)

noun

  • A genetic system that allows large proteins in immune system cells to identify compatible or foreign proteins. It allows the matching of potential organ or bone marrow donors with recipients.

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