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isotype

[ ahy-suh-tahyp ]
/ ˈaɪ səˌtaɪp /
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noun
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.
a statistical graph, chart, diagram, etc., that employs such symbols.
Biology. any of two or more separate populations of the same or a similar type.
Immunology. any antigenic determinant that is common to all individuals in a species.
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Origin of isotype

First recorded in 1880–85; iso- + type
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Medical definitions for isotype

isotype
[ īsə-tīp′ ]

n.
An antigenic marker that occurs in all members of a subclass of an immunoglobulin class.

Other words from isotype

i′so•typic (-tĭpĭk) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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