- n.a category into which material is placed based on its serological activity, particularly in terms of the antigens it contains or the antibodies that may be produced against it. Thus bacteria of the same species may be subdivided into serotypes that produce slightly different antigens. The serotype of an infective organism is important when treatment or prophylaxis with a vaccine is being considered.
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serotype — [sir′ə tīp΄] n. a strain of microorganisms having a set of antigens in common vt. serotyped, serotyping to assign to a particular serotype … English World dictionary
serotype — serotype. См. серотип. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) … Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.
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serotype — I. ˈsirəˌtīp, ˈser noun Etymology: sero + type : a group of intimately related microorganisms distinguished by the possession of a common set of antigens; also : the antigen set characteristic of such a group II. ˈsirəˌtīp, ˈser transitive verb… … Useful english dictionary
serotype — /sear euh tuyp , ser /, n., v., serotyped, serotyping. n. 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. v … Universalium
serotype — se•ro•type [[t]ˈsɪər əˌtaɪp, ˈsɛr [/t]] n. v. typed, typ•ing 1) mcr imu med a group of organisms, microorganisms, or cells distinguished by their shared specific antigens as determined by serologic testing 2) mcr imu med the set of antigens that… … From formal English to slang
serotype — noun Date: 1946 a group of intimately related microorganisms distinguished by a common set of antigens; also the set of antigens characteristic of such a group … New Collegiate Dictionary
serotype — The genotype of a unicellular organism as defined by antisera against antigenic determinants expressed on the surface … Dictionary of molecular biology