1. The usual form, or a composite form, that all others of the class resemble more or less closely; a model, denoting especially a disease or a symptom complex giving the stamp or characteristic to a class. SEE ALSO: constitution, habitus, personality. 2. In chemistry, a substance in which the arrangement of the atoms in a molecule may be taken as representative of other substances in that class. 3. A specific variation of a structure. SYN: typus, variation (2). [G. typos, a mark, a model]
- ampullary t. of renal pelvis [TA] saclike form of renal pelvis in which the calyces open onto a common dilated pelvis. SYN: typus ampullaris pelvis renalis [TA].
- basic personality t. 1. an individual's unique, covert, or underlying personality propensities, whether or not they are behaviorally manifest or overt; 2. personality characteristics of an individual which are also shared by a majority of the members of a social group.
- blood t. blood t..
- branching t. of renal pelvis [TA] form of renal pelvis in which no common, expanded, saclike pelvis occurs; rather the major calyces merely merge to form the ureter. SYN: typus dendriticus pelvis renalis [TA].
- buffalo t. term used to describe the distribution of a fat deposit seen posteriorly over the upper thoracic spine; seen in hyperadrenocorticalism (Cushing syndrome). SYN: buffalo hump.
- nomenclatural t. the constituent element of a taxon to which the name of the taxon is permanently attached; the t. of a species is preferably a strain (in special cases it may be a description, a preserved specimen or preparation, or an illustration); the t. of a genus is a species; and the t. of an order, family, or tribe is the genus on whose name the name of the higher taxon is based.
- wild t. a gene, phenotype, or genotype that is overwhelmingly common among those possible at a locus of interest that it represents the standard characteristic, and therefore presumably not harmful.

* * *

type 'tīp n
1) a lower taxonomic category selected as a standard of reference for a higher category also a specimen or series of specimens on which a taxonomic species or subspecies is actually based
2) the morphological, physiological, or ecological characters by which relationship between organisms may be recognized
3) a particular kind, class, or group <cell \types> specif a group distinguishable on physiological or serological bases <salmonella \types>
type vt, typed; typ·ing to determine the type of (as a sample of blood or a culture of bacteria)

* * *

(tīp) [Gr. typos type] something with particular characteristics, such as a person, substance, or case of a disease.

Medical dictionary. 2011.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Type — Type, n. [F. type; cf. It. tipo, from L. typus a figure, image, a form, type, character, Gr. ? the mark of a blow, impression, form of character, model, from the root of ? to beat, strike; cf. Skr. tup to hurt.] [1913 Webster] 1. The mark or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Type — may refer to:In philosophy: *A type is a category of being *Type token distinction *Type theory, basis for the study of type systemsIn mathematics: *Type (model theory) *Type or Arity, the number of operands a function takes *Type, any… …   Wikipedia

  • Type 79 — may refer to: * Type 69/79 Chinese tank * Type 79 100 mm naval gun * Type 79 submachine gun * Bristol Ten seater, variant Type 79 * List of World War II British naval radar, a British World War II radar * The Chinese produced version of the SVD… …   Wikipedia

  • -type — [See {Type}, n.] A combining form signifying impressed form; stamp; print; type; typical form; representative; as in stereotype phototype, ferrotype, monotype. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Type — Type, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Typed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Typing}.] 1. To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure. [R.] White (Johnson). [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify. [R.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Type X — may refer to:* Typex, a British 20th century cryptography machine * Taito Type X, an arcade machine system by Taito Corporation * German Type X submarine, German mine layer U boat class * Type X Drywall, a fire resistant formulation for… …   Wikipedia

  • Type 82 — may refer to the following:*Type 82 destroyer, a British warship. *Type 82, a Chinese made version of the Polish PM 63 submachine gun. *Type 82 Volkswagen Kübelwagen, a German military vehicle …   Wikipedia

  • Type 45 — may refer to: * Type 45 destroyer of the British Royal Navy * Type 45 240 mm howitzer …   Wikipedia

  • Type 21 — can refer to:* Type 21 frigate or Amazon class frigate * Type XXI U boat …   Wikipedia

  • Type 59 — Infobox Weapon|is vehicle=yes | name=Type 59 caption=A Type 59 tank seen from above at the China People s Revolution Military Museum. type=Main battle tank origin=People s Republic of China manufacturer=First Inner Mongolia Machinery Factory,… …   Wikipedia

  • Type 69/79 — Infobox Weapon is vehicle=yes name=Type 69 II caption=Type 69 II Command Tank Type B in Royal Australian Armoured Corps Tank Museum, Puckapunyal, Australia type=Main battle tank origin=People s Republic of China designer=No. 60 Research Institute …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.