[ sel-mee-dee-ey-tid ]
/ ˈsɛlˌmi diˌeɪ tɪd /
immunity independent of antibody but dependent on the recognition of antigen by T cells and their subsequent destruction of cells bearing the antigen or on the secretion by T cells of lymphokines that enhance the ability of phagocytes to eliminate the antigen.
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Also called cellular immunity.
Compare antibody-mediated immunity.
Origin of cell-mediated immunity
First recorded in 1970–75
Words nearby cell-mediated immunity
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Medical definitions for cell-mediated immunity
Immunity resulting from a cell-mediated immune response.cellular immunity
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Scientific definitions for cell-mediated immunity
Immunity resulting from a cell-mediated immune response. Also called cellular immunity Compare humoral immunity.
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