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idiotype

[ id-ee-uh-tahyp ]
/ ˈɪd i əˌtaɪp /
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noun Immunology.

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

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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/, adjectiveid·i·o·typ·y [id-ee-uh-tahy-pee], /ˈɪd i əˌtaɪ pi/, noun
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Medical definitions for idiotype

idiotype
[ ĭdē-ə-tīp′ ]

n.

A determinant that confers on an immunoglobulin molecule an antigenic individuality that is analogous to the individuality of the molecule's antibody activity.
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