cell-mediated

adjective

cell-me·​di·​at·​ed ˈsel-ˈmē-dē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce cell-mediated (audio)
: relating to or being the part of immunity or the immune response that is mediated primarily by T cells

Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cell-mediated was in 1959

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Cite this Entry

“Cell-mediated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cell-mediated. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

cell-mediated

adjective

cell-me·​di·​at·​ed ˈsel-ˌmēd-ē-ˌāt-əd How to pronounce cell-mediated (audio)
: relating to or being the part of immunity or the immune response that is mediated primarily by T cells and especially cytotoxic T cells rather than by antibodies secreted by B cells
cell-mediated immunity
cell-mediated reactions
compare humoral sense 2
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