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isotype

[ ahy-suh-tahyp ]

noun

  1. a drawing, diagram, or other symbol that represents a specific quantity of or other fact about the thing depicted:

    Every isotype of a house on that chart represents a thousand new houses.

  2. a statistical graph, chart, diagram, etc., that employs such symbols.
  3. Biology. any of two or more separate populations of the same or a similar type.
  4. Immunology. any antigenic determinant that is common to all individuals in a species.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of isotype1

First recorded in 1880–85; iso- + type

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