Definition of cross-reactivity in English:

cross-reactivity

noun

Biochemistry

See cross-reaction

‘In contrast, hydrophobic driven binding and low levels of electrostatic interactions are associated with conformational flexibility and cross-reactivity.’
  • ‘Situations of cross-contamination, cross-reactivity, and cross-hybridization all point to the benefit of evaluating an assay for false-positive and false-negative results.’
  • ‘Because of the possibility of cross-reactivity, patients with immediate hypersensitivity to penicillin should not be treated with a cephalosporin.’
  • ‘These results suggest the presence of cross-reactivity.’
  • ‘The manufacturer's insert for the laboratory test kit will list significant interferences or cross-reactivities for the test.’