im·​mu·​no·​gen·​ic | \ ˌi-myə-nō-ˈje-nik How to pronounce immunogenic (audio) , i-ˌmyü-nō- \

Definition of immunogenic

: relating to or producing an immune response immunogenic substances

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Other Words from immunogenic

immunogenesis \ ˌi-​myə-​nō-​ˈje-​nə-​səs How to pronounce immunogenic (audio) , i-​ˌmyü-​nō-​ \ noun
immunogenicity \ ˌi-​myə-​nō-​jə-​ˈni-​sə-​tē How to pronounce immunogenic (audio) , i-​ˌmyü-​nō-​ \ noun

Examples of immunogenic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mouse data show the structure to be highly immunogenic—capable of producing an immune response—even at low doses. Cormac Sheridan, Scientific American, "COVID Innovations: Vaccines for Variants, Drone Deliveries, Print-Your-Own Shots, and More," 30 Apr. 2021 Experts say such a trial is necessary because certain vaccines, like those against polio and typhoid, have proven less immunogenic in Indians than in western populations. Priyanka Pulla, Science | AAAS, "Scientists criticize ‘rushed’ approval of Indian COVID-19 vaccine without efficacy data," 5 Jan. 2021 Researchers would try to determine if the candidate is safe and immunogenic. Jason Hanna, CNN, "What we know about potential coronavirus vaccines and treatments," 28 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of immunogenic

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of immunogenic was circa 1923

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8 May 2021

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“Immunogenic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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im·​mu·​no·​gen·​ic | \ ˌim-yə-nō-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce immunogenic (audio) , im-ˌyü-nō- How to pronounce immunogenic (audio) \

Medical Definition of immunogenic

: relating to or producing an immune response immunogenic substances

Other Words from immunogenic

immunogenically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce immunogenic (audio) \ adverb

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