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 formsim·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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for immunology

Contemporary Examples of immunology

  • She came to the U.S. in 1996 to study for a Ph.D. in immunology at the University of Iowa.

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    Jane Ciabattari

    September 22, 2010

British Dictionary definitions for immunology



the branch of biological science concerned with the study of immunity
Derived Formsimmunologic (ˌɪmjʊnəˈlɒdʒɪk) or immunological, adjectiveimmunologically, adverbimmunologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for immunology

by 1906, a hybrid from comb. form of immune + -ology. Related: Immunological; immunologist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

immunology in Medicine




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 formsim′mu•no•logic (-nə-lŏjĭk) null adj.
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immunology in Science



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