idiotype

noun id·io·type \ ˈi-dē-ə-ˌtīp \

Definition of idiotype

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

idiotypic

play \ˌi-dē-ə-ˈti-pik\ adjective

First Known Use of idiotype

1967

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idiotype

noun id·io·type \ ˈid-ē-ə-ˌtīp \

medical Definition of idiotype

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

idiotypic

play \ˌid-ē-ə-ˈtip-ik\ adjective

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