immunology

[ im-yuh-nol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌɪm yəˈnɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the branch of science dealing with the components of the immune system, immunity from disease, the immune response, and immunologic techniques of analysis.

Origin of immunology

First recorded in 1905–10; immuno- + -logy

Related forms

im·mu·no·log·ic [im-yuh-nl-oj-ik, ih-myoo-] /ˌɪm yə nlˈɒdʒ ɪk, ɪˌmyu-/, im·mu·no·log·i·cal, adjectiveim·mu·no·log·i·cal·ly, adverbim·mu·nol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for immunologist

immunology

/ (ˌɪmjʊˈnɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of biological science concerned with the study of immunity

Derived Forms

immunologic (ˌɪmjʊnəˈlɒdʒɪk) or immunological, adjectiveimmunologically, adverbimmunologist, noun
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Medicine definitions for immunologist (1 of 2)

immunologist

[ ĭm′yə-nŏlə-jĭst ]

n.

A specialist in immunology.

Medicine definitions for immunologist (2 of 2)

immunology

[ ĭm′yə-nŏlə-jē ]

n.

The branch of biomedicine that is concerned with the structure and function of the immune system, innate and acquired immunity, and laboratory techniques involving the interaction of antigens with antibodies.

Related forms

im′mu•no•logic (-nə-lŏjĭk) null adj.
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Science definitions for immunologist

immunology

[ ĭm′yə-nŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of the structure and function of the immune system.
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