serotype

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noun se·ro·type \ˈsir-ə-ˌtīp, ˈser-\

Definition of serotype

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

First Known Use of serotype

1946


Medical Dictionary

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serotype

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noun se·ro·type \ˈsir-ə-ˌtīp, ˈser-\

Medical Definition of serotype

  1. 1:  a group of intimately related microorganisms distinguished by a common set of antigens

  2. 2:  the set of antigens characteristic of a serotype

serotypic

\ˌsir-ə-ˈtip-ik\play adjective

serotypically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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serotype

transitive verb se·ro·type

Medical Definition of serotype

serotyped

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serotyping

  1. :  to determine the serotype of serotype streptococci serotyped isolates from 100 patients

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