anticomplement
A substance that combines with a complement component and neutralizes its action by preventing its union with an antibody. SYN: antialexin.

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an·ti·com·ple·ment -'käm-plə-mənt n a substance that interferes with the activity of complement

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an·ti·com·ple·ment (an″te-) (an″ti-komґplə-mənt) a substance that opposes or counteracts the action of a complement.

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