antibody-mediated immunity

[ an-ti-bod-ee mee-dee-ey-tid, an-tee- ]
/ ˈæn tɪˌbɒd i ˈmi diˌeɪ tɪd, ˈæn ti- /

noun Immunology.

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.

Nearby words

  1. antiblack,
  2. antiblastic,
  3. antibodies,
  4. antibody,
  5. antibody excess,
  6. antibugging,
  7. antibuser,
  8. antibusing,
  9. antic,
  10. antical


Also called humoral immunity.

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