- 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.
- to classify by serotype.
Origin of serotype
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- 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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- To classify according to serovar; assign to a particular serovar.
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