-xi-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The beginning of the word chimera, with the x reflecting both the Greek etymology and the idea of crossed/mixed cell lines

Infix[edit]

-xi-

  1. (pharmacology) a chimeric monoclonal antibody, derived from both human and murine sources

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • -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