[ id-ee-uh-tahyp ]
/ ˈɪd i əˌtaɪp /
the molecular arrangement of amino acids unique to the antigen-binding site of a particular antibody.
Origin of idiotype
Related formsid·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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Examples from the Web for idiotype
Idiotype: a specimen named by the author after comparison with the type, but not also a topotype.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
Medicine definitions for idiotype
[ ĭd′ē-ə-tīp′ ]
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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