idiotype

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id·i·o·type

(id'ē-ō-tīp),
Collection of idiotopes within the variable region that confers on an immunoglobulin molecule an antigenic specificity and is frequently a unique attribute of a given antibody in a given animal. It is the product of a limited number of B lymphocyte clones; also found on the T-cell receptor. See: idiotope.
[idio- + G. typos, model]

idiotype

(ĭd′ē-ə-tīp′)
n.
1. A set of one or more antigenic determinants specific to the variable region of an immunoglobulin molecule.
2. A set of immunoglobin molecules that have the same antigen-binding specificity in their variable regions.

id·i·o·type

(id'ē-ō-tīp)
A determinant that confers on an immunoglobulin molecule an antigenic "individuality" and is frequently a unique attribute of a given antibody in a given animal.
[idio- + G. typos, model]

idiotype

unique part of the variable region of an antibody that can itself act as an antigen for another ANTIBODY. see ANTIIDIOTYPE.

id·i·o·type

(id'ē-ō-tīp)
Collection of idiotopes within the variable region that confers on an immunoglobulin molecule an antigenic specificity and is frequently a unique attribute of a given antibody in a given animal. It is the product of a limited number of B lymphocyte clones.
[idio- + G. typos, model]