idiotype

noun
id·​io·​type | \ ˈi-dē-ə-ˌtīp How to pronounce idiotype (audio) \

Definition of idiotype

: the molecular structure and conformation of an antibody that confers its antigenic specificity

Other Words from idiotype

idiotypic \ ˌi-​dē-​ə-​ˈti-​pik How to pronounce idiotype (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of idiotype

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Idiotype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/idiotype. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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idiotype

noun
id·​io·​type | \ ˈid-ē-ə-ˌtīp How to pronounce idiotype (audio) \

Medical Definition of idiotype

: the molecular structure and conformation in the variable region of an immunoglobulin that confers its antigenic specificity — compare allotype, isotype

Other Words from idiotype

idiotypic \ ˌid-​ē-​ə-​ˈtip-​ik How to pronounce idiotype (audio) \ adjective

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