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serotype

[seer-uh-tahyp, ser-]
noun
  1. a group of organisms, microorganisms, or cells distinguished by their shared specific antigens as determined by serologic testing.
  2. the set of antigens that characterizes the group.
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verb (used with object), se·ro·typed, se·ro·typ·ing.
  1. to classify by serotype.
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Origin of serotype

First recorded in 1945–50; sero- + -type
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British Dictionary definitions for serotype

serotype

noun
  1. med a category into which material, usually a bacterium, is placed based on its serological activity, esp in terms of the antigens it contains or the antibodies produced against it
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serotype in Medicine

serotype

(sîrə-tīp′, sĕr-)
n.
  1. serovar
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v.
  1. To classify according to serovar; assign to a particular serovar.
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