serotype

The genotype of a unicellular organism as defined by antisera against antigenic determinants expressed on the surface.

Serotype

A subgroup of a particular species unique because of the anti-genic properties of some cellular component; a given species may contain many different subgroups of different serotype.

Serotype

Serotype or serovar are distinct variations within a species of bacteria or viruses or among immune cells of different individuals. These microorganisms, viruses, or cells are classified together based on their cell surface antigens, allowing the epidemiologic classification of organisms to the sub-species level. A group of serovars with common an...
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serotype

(sēr´o-tīp″) the type of a microorganism determined by its constituent antigens, or a taxonomic subdivision based thereon. serovar.
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serotype

<immunology> The genotype of a unicellular organism as defined by antisera against antigenic determinants expressed on the surface. ... (28 May 1998) ...
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serotype

A subdivision of virus strains distinguished by protein or a protein component that determines its antigenic specificity.
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serotype

serotype 1. A group of organisms, microorganisms, or cells distinguished by their shared specific antigens as determined by serologic testing. 2. The set of antigens that characterizes the group.
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Serotype

Serotype: The kind of microorganism as characterized by serologic typing (testing for recognizable antigens on the surface of the microorganism).
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serotype

Strains of a virus.
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serotype

Type: Term Pronunciation: sē′rō-tīp Synonyms: serovar
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SEROTYPE

Variant of an infectious agent based on immunological testing.
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