immunology

noun
im·​mu·​nol·​o·​gy | \ ˌi-myə-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce immunology (audio) \

Definition of immunology

: a science that deals with the immune system and the cell-mediated and humoral aspects of immunity and immune responses

Other Words from immunology

immunologic \ ˌi-​myə-​nə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce immunology (audio) \ or immunological \ ˌi-​myə-​nə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce immunology (audio) \ adjective
immunologically \ ˌi-​myə-​nə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce immunology (audio) \ adverb
immunologist \ ˌi-​myə-​ˈnä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce immunology (audio) \ noun

Examples of immunology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yonatan Grad, an associate professor of immunology and infectious diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has studied the viral loads of NBA players and staff during the course of an infection. Carolyn Y. Johnson, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Apr. 2022 For many who work in the field of immunology and infectious diseases, the realization that humanity had a chance against the virus was surreal. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, 14 Dec. 2021 The field of immunology has been a scientific wild frontier since its inception a little more than a century ago. Kent Sepkowitz, CNN, 29 June 2022 But, Patrik Jonsson, Eli Lilly's president of immunology, told STAT that the company is dedicated to making sure out-of-pocket costs for the drug are as little as $5 a month for insured individuals and $25 for those who are uninsured. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 June 2022 Akiko Iwasaki, professor of immunology at the Yale School of Medicine, said in the Guardian, that remnants of Sars-CoV-2 have been discovered in almost every tissue from the brain to the kidneys in people affected by long COVID. Sophie Mellor, Fortune, 16 Feb. 2022 Now, those antibodies can train the rest of the immune system to better recognize the virus, says Nicole Baumgarth, a professor of immunology at the Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the University of California, Davis. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, 7 Feb. 2022 Strategic decisions of this nature require a deep dive into the immunology of how vaccines work; and the use of sophisticated models on neutralizing antibody actions. John P. Moore And Paul A. Offit, STAT, 3 July 2022 The fund will tackle areas including infectious disease, mental health, immunology and oncology, among many others. Katie Jennings, Forbes, 29 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of immunology

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for immunology

immuno- + -logy

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4 Aug 2022

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“Immunology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/immunology. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for immunology

immunology

noun
im·​mu·​nol·​o·​gy | \ ˌim-yə-ˈnäl-ə-jē How to pronounce immunology (audio) \
plural immunologies

Medical Definition of immunology

: a science that deals with the immune system and the cell-mediated and humoral aspects of immunity and immune responses

Other Words from immunology

immunologic \ -​yən-​ᵊl-​ˈäj-​ik How to pronounce immunology (audio) \ or immunological \ -​ˈäj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce immunology (audio) \ adjective
immunologically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce immunology (audio) \ adverb

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