allotype

noun

al·​lo·​type ˈa-lə-ˌtīp How to pronounce allotype (audio)
: an alloantigen that is part of a plasma protein (such as an antibody)
allotypic adjective
allotypically adverb
allotypy noun

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from French, from allo- allo- + -type type entry 1

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of allotype was in 1960

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“Allotype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allotype. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

allotype

noun
al·​lo·​type ˈal-ə-ˌtīp How to pronounce allotype (audio)
: an alloantigen that is part of a plasma protein (as an antibody) compare idiotype, isotype
allotypic adjective
allotypically adverb
allotypy noun
plural allotypies
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