serotype meaning

Pronunciation:   "serotype" in a sentence
Noun: serotype
  1. A strain of microorganisms or viruses distinguished by their cell surface antigens
    - serovar

Derived forms: serotypes

Encyclopedia: Serotype


[Medicine]
n
1 : a group of intimately related microorganisms distinguished by a common set of antigens
2 : the set of antigens characteristic of a serotype — se·ro·typ·ic adj — se·ro·typ·i·cal·ly adv
2serotype
vt -typed; -typ·ing : to determine the serotype of ‹serotype streptococci› ‹serotyped isolates from 100 patients›
n
1 : a group of intimately related microorganisms distinguished by a common set of antigens
2 : the set of antigens characteristic of a serotype — se·ro·typ·ic adj — se·ro·typ·i·cal·ly adv

Examples

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  1. identification for the serotype of dengue virus infected in fujian
  2. efficacy of oral immunization with serotype 3 pneumococcal polysaccharide
  3. serotype and genotype study of children rotaviruses isolated in 1998 1999 in china
  4. molecular epidemiologicai research on rotavirus serotype g9 isolated from 9 regions in china
  5. cloning and construction of prokaryotic expression vector of vp1 gene of foot-and-mouth disease virus serotype o

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