[ an-ti-bod-ee mee-dee-ey-tid, an-tee- ]
/ ˈæn tɪˌbɒd i ˈmi diˌeɪ tɪd, ˈæn ti- /
immunity conferred to an individual through the activity of B cells and their progeny, which produce circulating antibodies in response to the presence of a foreign substance and recognize the substance upon renewed exposure.
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Compare cell-mediated immunity.
Also called humoral immunity.
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