serotype

noun se·ro·type \ ˈsir-ə-ˌtīp , ˈser- \

Definition of serotype

:a group of intimately related microorganisms distinguished by a common set of antigens; also :the set of antigens characteristic of such a group

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First Known Use of serotype

1946


Medical Dictionary

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serotype

noun se·ro·type \ ˈsir-ə-ˌtīp , ˈser- \

medical Definition of serotype

1 :a group of intimately related microorganisms distinguished by a common set of antigens
2 :the set of antigens characteristic of a serotype

serotypic

play \ˌsir-ə-ˈtip-ik\ adjective

serotypically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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serotype

transitive verb

medical Definition of serotype

serotyped; serotyping
:to determine the serotype of
  • serotype streptococci
  • serotyped isolates from 100 patients

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