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idiotype

Pronunciation: id'e-o-tip

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]

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