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


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


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for immunology

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

    China's Chekhov|Jane Ciabattari|September 22, 2010|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for immunology

/ (ˌɪmjʊˈnɒlədʒɪ) /


the branch of biological science concerned with the study of immunity

Derived forms of immunology

immunologic (ˌɪmjʊnəˈlɒdʒɪk) or immunological, adjectiveimmunologically, adverbimmunologist, noun
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Medical definitions for immunology

[ ĭm′yə-nŏlə-jē ]


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.

Other words from immunology

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

[ ĭm′yə-nŏlə-jē ]

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