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[im-yuh-nol-uh-jee] /ˌɪm yəˈnɒl ə dʒi/
the branch of science dealing with the components of the immune system, immunity from disease, the immune response, and immunologic techniques of analysis.
Origin of immunology
First recorded in 1905-10; immuno- + -logy
Related forms
[im-yuh-nl-oj-ik, ih-myoo-] /ˌɪm yə nlˈɒdʒ ɪk, ɪˌmyu-/ (Show IPA),
immunological, adjective
immunologically, adverb
immunologist, noun Unabridged
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  • But, says the immunologist, it was your parents who were sensitized and you inherited the anaphylaxis.

    The Treatment of Hay Fever George Frederick Laidlaw
British Dictionary definitions for immunologist


the branch of biological science concerned with the study of immunity
Derived Forms
immunologic (ˌɪmjʊnəˈlɒdʒɪk), immunological, adjective
immunologically, adverb
immunologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for immunologist



by 1906, a hybrid from comb. form of immune + -ology. Related: Immunological; immunologist.

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immunologist in Medicine

immunologist im·mu·nol·o·gist (ĭm'yə-nŏl'ə-jĭst)
A specialist in immunology.

immunology im·mu·nol·o·gy (ĭm'yə-nŏl'ə-jē)
The branch of biomedicine that is concerned with the structure and function of the immune system, innate and acquired immunity, and laboratory techniques involving the interaction of antigens with antibodies.

im'mu·no·log'ic (-nə-lŏj'ĭk) or im'mu·no·log'i·cal adj.
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immunologist in Science
The scientific study of the structure and function of the immune system.
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