Meaning of serogroup in English:

serogroup

Pronunciation /ˈsɪərəʊɡruːp/

noun

Microbiology
  • A group of serotypes with similar but distinguishable serological reactions.

    ‘each major serogroup has its own distinctive polysaccharide’
    • ‘The new vaccine does not protect against meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B bacteria.’
    • ‘Active disease is usually due to a new serogroup acquired from a carrier.’
    • ‘Sero group A is much more common in sub-Saharan Africa.’
    • ‘These four serogroups account for nearly two-thirds of the cases of Meningococcal Meningitis in the college-age population.’
    • ‘A commercially available vaccine confers protection against serogroups A, C, Y, and W - 135.’
    • ‘"The ability to distinguish between different isolates of the same serogroup is important because it allows us to track the origin of an infection," says Hammond.’