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