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- Hyphenation: i‧di‧o‧type
idiotype (plural idiotypes)
- (immunology) A characteristic shared by a group of immunoglobulin or T cell receptor molecules, based on the antigen binding specificity of their variable region
1997 October 10, Fotini Papavasiliou et al., “V(D)J Recombination in Mature B Cells: A Mechanism for Altering Antibody Responses”, in Science, volume 278, number 5336, DOI:10.1126/science.278.5336.298, pages 298-301:
- […] we stained µ i/ i/ B cells and controls with the Ac146, an antibody that recognizes the idiotype produced by the V B1-8 DJ H - V 3-83 J replacement combination (19 ).