[im-yuh-noh-ther-uh-pee, ih-myoo-]
noun, plural im·mu·no·ther·a·pies.
  1. treatment designed to produce immunity to a disease or enhance the resistance of the immune system to an active disease process, as cancer.

Origin of immunotherapy

First recorded in 1905–10; immuno- + therapy
Related formsim·mu·no·ther·a·peu·tic [im-yuh-noh-ther-uh-pyoo-tik, ih-myoo-] /ˌɪm yə noʊˌθɛr əˈpyu tɪk, ɪˌmyu-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for immunotherapy


  1. med the treatment of disease by stimulating the body's production of antibodies
Derived Formsimmunotherapeutic (ˌɪmjʊnəʊˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪk), adjective
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immunotherapy in Medicine


[ĭm′yə-nō-thĕrə-pē, ĭ-myōō′-]
  1. Treatment of disease by inducing, enhancing, or suppressing an immune response.
Related formsim′mu•no•ther′a•peutic (-pyōōtĭk)′mu•no•thera•pist n.
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