immune response

noun

Definition of immune response

  1. :  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

1923

First Known Use of immune response

1923


Medical Dictionary

immune response

noun

Medical Definition of immune response

  1. :  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


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