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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: id′ē-ō-tīp

Definition: 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]