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1. An original type, form, or instance serving as a basis or standard: "The abolitionists were the prototype of modern citizen activism" (Adam Hochschild).
2. An original, full-scale, and usually working model of a new product or new version of an existing product.
3. A typical example of a class or category: "He fit the prototype of the artist as social misfit and compulsive contrarian" (Stephen Holden).
tr.v. pro·to·typed, pro·to·typ·ing, pro·to·types
To make a prototype of (a product).

[French, from Greek prōtotupon, from neuter of prōtotupos, original : prōto-, proto- + tupos, model.]

pro′to·typ′al (-tī′pəl), pro′to·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk), pro′to·typ′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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Adj.1.prototypic - representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned; "archetypal patterns"; "she was the prototypal student activist"
first - preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first phase of his training"
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KAL-1816 is the first cannabinoid pharmaceutical designed to specifically target the alpha3 glycine pain receptor, and is at least 40-fold more potent than desoxy-cannabidiol, which is a prototypic alpha3 glycine receptor agonist.
In their study, the authors tested the effects of a prototypic antioxidant of the class of manganese porphyrins in an established preclinical model for aqueous-deficient dry-eye disease and found that their formulation was superior to the therapeutic effect observed by the current clinical standard of care, cyclosporine emulsion.
This anecdote is a prototypic instantiation of Ahmadu Bello's bridge-building efforts across Northern Nigeria's many fissures.
Importantly it can be a prototypic civic entity that can be duplicated anywhere in the world.
The results show that at prototypic corium masses and volumetric heat in the RPV lower head a significant amount of steel should be in the molten pool in order to keep the heat fluxes on the external vessel surface below CHF (1.06 MW/[m.sup.2]).
Supplementation of DAC led to a significant increase in TBX21 (encoding Tbet) mRNA expression (medium 0.045 [+ or -] 0.0107) versus DAC 0.1422 [+ or -] 0.0275, p = 0.0313), while mRNA expression of the prototypic Th17 transcription factor RORC was not influenced by DAC.
Since NLRP3 inflammasome regulates inflammatory pathways in diabetes, we examined serum amyloid A (SAA), a major prototypic marker of inflammation in rodents, as well as circulating levels of IL-1[beta] and IL-18 (Table 2).
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In the largest cohort of pediatric PHEO, published to date, only 10 of 93 VHL patients had the prototypic lesions at study entry [31].
Dermatomyositis (Dm) is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy with prototypic skin lesions.