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anti–idiotype

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noun an·ti–id·io·type \ˌan-tē-ˈi-dē-ə-ˌtīp, ˌan-tī-\

Definition of anti–idiotype

  1. :  an antibody that binds to the antigen-combining site of another antibody either suppressing or enhancing the immune response

an·ti–id·io·typ·icplay \-ˌi-dē-ə-ˈti-pik\ adjective


1973

First Known Use of anti–idiotype

1973


Medical Dictionary

anti–idiotype

noun an·ti–id·io·type \ˌan-tī-ˈid-ē-ə-ˌtīp\

Medical Definition of anti–idiotype

  1. :  an antibody that treats another antibody as an antigen and suppresses its immunoreactivity

  2. an·ti–id·io·typ·ic \-ˌid-ē-ə-ˈtip-ik\ adjective




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