Definition of idiotope in English:

idiotope

noun

Immunology
  • 1An epitope characteristic of an individual animal. rare. Now disused.

  • 2An epitope present in the variable region of an immunoglobulin (antibody) molecule, often as part of the antigen-binding site.

Origin

1960s. From idio- + -tope.

Pronunciation

idiotope

/ˈɪdɪəˌtəʊp/