Adjective "idiotypic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌɪdɪə(ʊ)ˈtɪpɪk/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Genetics. Of or relating to an individual's idiotype; genetic, inherited. Now rare.
    Immunology. Of or relating to the idiotype of an immunoglobulin molecule; (of a vaccine) directed against an idiotype.

      Definitions

      1. the molecular arrangement of amino acids unique to the antigen-binding site of a particular antibody.

      More examples(as adjective)

      "vaccines can be idiotypic."

      Origin

      (idiotype)Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From idiotype + -ic.