The strength of a bond between an antibody and its antigen. Similar to affinity among enzymes and their substrates.


From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

A*vid"i*ty (?), n. [L. aviditas, fr. avidus: cf. F. avidit'e. See Avid.]

Greediness; strong appetite; eagerness; intenseness of desire; as, to eat with avidity.

His books were received and read with avidity. Milward.

 

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