immunological surveillance

n.

A theory that the immune system continually recognizes and removes malignant cells that arise during one's life.immune surveillance

Nearby words

  1. immunohistology,
  2. immunol.,
  3. immunologic pregnancy test,
  4. immunological mechanism,
  5. immunological paralysis,
  6. immunological tolerance,
  7. immunologist,
  8. immunology,
  9. immunopathology,
  10. immunoperoxidase technique


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