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serotype

[ seer-uh-tahyp, ser- ]
/ 藞s瑟蓹r 蓹藢ta瑟p, 藞s蓻r- /
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noun
a group of organisms, microorganisms, or cells distinguished by their shared specific antigens as determined by serologic testing.
the set of antigens that characterizes the group.
verb (used with object), se路ro路typed, se路ro路typ路ing.
to classify by serotype.
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Origin of serotype

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

serotype
/ (藞s瑟蓹r蓹蕣藢ta瑟p) /

noun
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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