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serotype

[seer-uh-tahyp, ser-] /ˈsɪər əˌtaɪp, ˈsɛr-/
noun
1.
a group of organisms, microorganisms, or cells distinguished by their shared specific antigens as determined by serologic testing.
2.
the set of antigens that characterizes the group.
verb (used with object), serotyped, serotyping.
3.
to classify by serotype.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; sero- + -type
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serotype

/ˈsɪərəʊˌtaɪp/
noun
1.
(med) a category into which material, usually a bacterium, is placed based on its serological activity, esp in terms of the antigens it contains or the antibodies produced against it
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serotype in Medicine

serotype se·ro·type (sēr'ə-tīp', sěr'-)
n.
See serovar. v. se·ro·typed, se·ro·typ·ing, se·ro·types
To classify according to serovar; assign to a particular serovar.

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