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the type of a microorganism determined by its constituent antigens, or a taxonomic subdivision based thereon.
A subdivision of a species or subspecies distinguishable from other strains therein on the basis of antigenicity.
[sero- + variant]
A group of closely related microorganisms distinguished by a characteristic set of antigens. Also called serovar.
tr.v. sero·typed, sero·typing, sero·types
To classify according to serotype; assign to a particular serotype.
A subdivision of a species or subspecies distinguishable from other strains therein on the basis of antigenic character.
1. A subgroup of a genus of microorganisms identifiable by the ANTIGENS carried by the members.
2. A category into which material is placed, based on its serological activity, especially in terms of the antigens it carries or the antibodies it produces in the body.
Microorganisms differing in the type of surface antigens.
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