keyhole limpet hemocyanin

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  • KLH (abbreviation)


keyhole limpet hemocyanin (plural keyhole limpet hemocyanins)

  1. (biology) A carrier for making antigens. Because of its large size and distant relation to humans and many test animals, KLH causes a large antigenic response. When paired with a hapten, the hapten also becomes immunogenic.

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