[ im-yuh-noh-juh-net-iks, ih-myoo- ]
/ ˌɪm yə noʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪks, ɪˌmyu- /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of immunology dealing with the study of immunity in relation to genetic makeup.
the study of genetic relationships among animals by comparison of immunologic reactions.

Origin of immunogenetics

First recorded in 1935–40; immuno- + genetics

Related forms

im·mu·no·ge·net·ic, im·mu·no·ge·net·i·cal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for immunogenetics


/ (ˌɪmjʊnəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪks) /


(functioning as singular) the study of the relationship between immunity and genetics

Derived Forms

immunogenetic or immunogenetical, adjective
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Medicine definitions for immunogenetics


[ ĭm′yə-nō-jə-nĕtĭks ]


The branch of immunology that is concerned with the molecular and genetic basis of the immune response.

Related forms

im′mu•no•ge•neti•cist (-ĭ-sĭst) n.
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