Definition of cross-reactive in US English:

cross-reactive

adjective

Biochemistry
  • See cross-reaction

    • ‘A cross-reactive, cytoplasmic antigen seems a plausible explanation for this observation.’
    • ‘In contrast, more cross-reactive antibodies are believed to be more flexible and involve less specific contacts.’
    • ‘In contrast, the cross-reactive behavior of HH8 is characterized by fewer of these interactions.’
    • ‘Those results led the authors to believe that either patients were exposed simultaneously to the 3 molds, or that these antibodies were the result of cross-reactive antigens.’
    • ‘Antibodies produced against these four chlamydiae species are highly cross-reactive.’