Definition of serotype in English:


Syllabification: se·ro·type
Pronunciation: /ˈsi(ə)rəˌtīp, ˈserə-


  • A serologically distinguishable strain of a microorganism.
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    • Each vaccine contains 23 purified pneumococcal capsular polysaccharides of S. pneumoniae serotypes.
    • Among the 102 non pregnant women in the present study, multiple serotypes were detected in 21.6 per cent.
    • The serotypes were identified according to the chart provided by the manufacturers along with the kit.


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  • Assign (a microorganism) to a particular serotype.
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    • The STEC isolates were serotyped at the E. coli Reference Center (Pennsylvania State University, University Park).
    • Of the 143 patients with acute otitis media due to S. pneumoniae, 141 isolates were serotyped and 140 confirmed.
    • However, when multiple GBS colonies were picked and serotyped, this concordance decreased to 80 per cent.



Pronunciation: /ˌsi(ə)rəˈtipik, ˌserə-/
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  • Immune sera from some Cambodian refugees contain functional serotypic antibodies that inhibit invasion of erythrocytes by the Camp strain but not by the FCR-3 strain of Plasmodium falciparum.
  • In this electropherotype group also the majority of serotypically mixed samples, particularly in 12 (86%) of 14 samples were found.

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