an·​ti-id·​io·​type | \ ˌan-tē-ˈi-dē-ə-ˌtīp How to pronounce anti-idiotype (audio) , ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-idiotype (audio) \

Definition of anti-idiotype

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

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anti-idiotypic \ ˌan-​tē-​ˌi-​dē-​ə-​ˈti-​pik How to pronounce anti-idiotype (audio) , ˌan-​tī-​ \ adjective

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1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-idiotype.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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an·​ti-id·​io·​type | \ ˌan-tī-ˈid-ē-ə-ˌtīp \

Medical Definition of anti-idiotype

: an antibody that binds to the antigen combining site of another antibody either suppressing or enhancing the immune response Anti-idiotypes are secondary antibodies manufactured by the immune system in reaction to the presence of antibodies, the body's basic germ fighters.— Craig D. Rose, The San Diego Union-Tribune

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anti-idiotype or anti-idiotypic \ -​ˌid-​ē-​ə-​ˈtip-​ik How to pronounce anti-idiotype (audio) \ adjective
Recent studies … indicate, however, that other cancer cells expressing a different idiotype can emerge during anti-idiotype treatment. — Ronald C. Kennedy et al., Scientific American Anti-idiotypic antibodies that bind to the idiotype marker (antigen-binding site) on B cells, may also suppress autoantibody production. — Jacqueline Parkin and Bryony Cohen, The Lancet

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