immune response


immune response

noun

Definition of IMMUNE RESPONSE

:  a bodily response to an antigen that occurs when lymphocytes identify the antigenic molecule as foreign and induce the formation of antibodies and lymphocytes capable of reacting with it and rendering it harmless —called also immune reaction

First Known Use of IMMUNE RESPONSE

1953

immune response

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of IMMUNE RESPONSE

: a bodily response to an antigen that occurs when lymphocytes identify the antigenic molecule as foreign and induce the formation of antibodies and lymphocytes capable of reacting with it and rendering it harmless—called also immune reaction

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: immune system
Previous Word in the Dictionary: immune–mediated
All Words Near: immune response

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up immune response? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).