[ im-yuh-nol-uh-jee ]

  1. 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

Other words from immunology

  • im·mu·no·log·ic [im-yuh-nl-oj-ik, ih-myoo-], /ˌɪm yə nlˈɒdʒ ɪk, ɪˌmyu-/, im·mu·no·log·i·cal, adjective
  • im·mu·no·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • im·mu·nol·o·gist, noun

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How to use immunology in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for immunology


/ (ˌɪmjʊˈnɒlədʒɪ) /

  1. the branch of biological science concerned with the study of immunity

Derived forms of immunology

  • immunologic (ˌɪmjʊnəˈlɒdʒɪk) or immunological, adjective
  • immunologically, adverb
  • immunologist, noun

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Scientific definitions for immunology


[ ĭm′yə-nŏlə-jē ]

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

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