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Jigneshbharati
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Monoclonal antibodies are produced from clones (genetically identical copies) of cells (often white blood cells). They are all identical and are complementary to one type of antigen.

https://senecalearning.com/resources/gcse/biology/monoclonal-antibodies/

What does complimentary mean in given context?
georgew
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Jigneshbharati wrote:
Monoclonal antibodies are produced from clones (genetically identical copies) of cells (often white blood cells). They are all identical and are complementary to one type of antigen.

https://senecalearning.com/resources/gcse/biology/monoclonal-antibodies/

What does complimentary mean in given context?


The word was complementary

It means: combining in such a way as to enhance or emphasize the qualities of each other or another.

That wasn't hard to look up in an online dictionary.
Jigneshbharati
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thar
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:47:21 PM

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Don't feel bad - some native speakers get these wrong. They used to be the same spelling but one changed a few centuries ago because it took on a distinct meaning -
to say something nice (compliment) is to fulfill your social duty - to make it complete, to match, fit together (complement).

The origin is the same but the meanings are now entire!y different, as you have seen.
It is just one of those quirks of language evolution.
Jigneshbharati
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