(al′ō tīp′, al′ə-)
- Immunology a genetic variant, esp. an antibody that acts as an antigen when introduced into the bodies of most other individuals of the same species
- Taxonomy an animal or plant specimen that shows physical characteristics, usually sexual ones, not shown in the holotype
See allotype in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A biological specimen that is the opposite sex of a holotype.
- Immunology Any of the genetically determined variants in the constant region of a given subclass of immunoglobulin that is detectable as an antigen by members of the same species having a different constant region.
- alˌlo·typˈic (-tĭpˈĭk) adjective
- alˈlo·tyˌpy (-tīˌpē) noun
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