allotype

noun
al·​lo·​type | \ ˈa-lə-ˌtīp How to pronounce allotype (audio) \

Definition of allotype

: an alloantigen that is part of a plasma protein (such as an antibody)

Other Words from allotype

allotypic \ ˌa-​lə-​ˈti-​pik How to pronounce allotype (audio) \ adjective
allotypically \ ˌa-​lə-​ˈti-​pi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce allotype (audio) \ adverb
allotypy \ ˈa-​lə-​ˌtī-​pē How to pronounce allotype (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of allotype

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allotype

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

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“Allotype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allotype. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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allotype

noun
al·​lo·​type | \ ˈal-ə-ˌtīp How to pronounce allotype (audio) \

Medical Definition of allotype

: an alloantigen that is part of a plasma protein (as an antibody) — compare idiotype, isotype

Other Words from allotype

allotypic \ ˌal-​ə-​ˈtip-​ik How to pronounce allotype (audio) \ adjective
allotypically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce allotype (audio) \ adverb
allotypy \ ˈal-​ə-​ˌtī-​pē How to pronounce allotype (audio) \ noun, plural allotypies

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