Medical Dictionary

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subtype

noun sub·type \ ˈsəb-ˌtīp \

medical Definition of subtype

:a type that is subordinate to or included in another type
  • the blood group subtypes
  • subtypes of a disease

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subtype

transitive verb

medical Definition of subtype

subtyped; subtyping
:to classify according to subtype
  • schizophrenic patients subtyped as paranoid or catatonic

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