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type

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noun \ˈtīp\

Medical Definition of type

  1. 1:  a lower taxonomic category selected as a standard of reference for a higher category; also :  a specimen or series of specimens on which a taxonomic species or subspecies is actually based

  2. 2:  the morphological, physiological, or ecological characters by which relationship between organisms may be recognized

  3. 3:  a particular kind, class, or group <cell types>; specifically :  a group distinguishable on physiological or serological bases <salmonella types>




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type

transitive verb

Medical Definition of type

typedtyp·ing

  1. :  to determine the type of (as a sample of blood or a culture of bacteria)





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