[ id-ee-uh-tahyp ]
/ ˈɪd i əˌtaɪp /
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the molecular arrangement of amino acids unique to the antigen-binding site of a particular antibody.
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Origin of idiotype
OTHER WORDS FROM idiotypeid·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
Words nearby idiotype
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Example sentences 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
Medical 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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