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Meaning of isotype

i•so•type

Pronunciation: (ī'su-tīp"), [key]
— n.
  1. a drawing, diagram, or other symbol that represents a specific quantity of or other fact about the thing depicted: Every isotype of a house on that chart represents a thousand new houses.
  2. a statistical graph, chart, diagram, etc., that employs such symbols.
  3. any of two or more separate populations of the same or a similar type.
  4. any antigenic determinant that is common to all individuals in a species.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.