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[im-yuh-noh-juh-net-iks, ih-myoo-]
noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the branch of immunology dealing with the study of immunity in relation to genetic makeup.
  2. the study of genetic relationships among animals by comparison of immunologic reactions.
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Origin of immunogenetics

First recorded in 1935–40; immuno- + genetics
Related formsim·mu·no·ge·net·ic, im·mu·no·ge·net·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for immunogenetics


  1. (functioning as singular) the study of the relationship between immunity and genetics
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Derived Formsimmunogenetic or immunogenetical, adjective
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immunogenetics in Medicine


  1. The branch of immunology that is concerned with the molecular and genetic basis of the immune response.
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Related formsim′mu•no•ge•neti•cist (-ĭ-sĭst) n.
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