humoral

adjective hu·mor·al \ ˈhyü-mə-rəl , ˈyü- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of humoral

1 : of, relating to, proceeding from, or involving a bodily humor (such as a hormone)
2 : relating to or being the part of immunity or the immune response that involves antibodies secreted by B cells and circulating in bodily fluids

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First Known Use of humoral

15th century


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humoral

adjective hu·mor·al \ ˈ(h)yüm-(ə-)rəl \

medical Definition of humoral

1 : of, relating to, proceeding from, or involving a bodily humor (as a hormone)
  • humoral control of sugar metabolism
2 : relating to or being the part of immunity or the immune response that involves antibodies secreted by B cells and circulating in bodily fluids
  • humoral immunity
  • humoral immune response
  • humoral system of immunity
— compare cell-mediated

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