(Redirected from -xi-)

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From xi- (alteration of chimeric) +‎ -mab (monoclonal antibody), with the x reflecting both the Greek etymology and the idea of crossed/mixed cell lines.

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  1. (pharmacology) Used to form names of chimeric monoclonal antibodies, derived from both human and murine sources.

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  • -mab is the base suffix common to all monoclonal antibodies. (See that entry for full paradigm.)

References edit

  • USP Dictionary of USAN and International Drug Names, U.S. Pharmacopeia, 2000

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