[ id-ee-uh-tahyp ]

  1. the molecular arrangement of amino acids unique to the antigen-binding site of a particular antibody.

Origin of idiotype

1969; back formation from idiotypic or idiotypy, on the model of allotypy;see idio-, allotype

Other words from idiotype

  • id·i·o·typ·ic [id-ee-uh-tip-ik], /ˌɪd i əˈtɪp ɪk/, adjective
  • id·i·o·typ·y [id-ee-uh-tahy-pee], /ˈɪd i əˌtaɪ pi/, noun

Words Nearby idiotype Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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