serotype(redirected from serotypes)
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the type of a microorganism determined by its constituent antigens, or a taxonomic subdivision based thereon.
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A subdivision of a species or subspecies distinguishable from other strains therein on the basis of antigenicity.
[sero- + variant]
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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.
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A subdivision of a species or subspecies distinguishable from other strains therein on the basis of antigenic character.
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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.
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Microorganisms differing in the type of surface antigens.
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