-ximab

[from the shape of the Gr. letter chi (Χ) in chimera as if it were a Latin “X” + m(onoclonal) a(nti)b(ody)]
A suffix for chimeric monoclonal antibody. Antibodies made from -ximabs usually elicit a neutralizing antibody response in a patient who receives them.
SEE: -zumab

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