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

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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 Vaccines in general don't have the ability to override or do away with pre-existing antibodies, said Matthew Frieman, associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, 26 May 2021 Tan, an expert in microbiology and immunology, adds that the vaccines didn't come out of thin air. Karen Pallarito, Health.com, 20 May 2021 No other specialty is branched out like this – microbiology & immunology, epidemiology, global health and travel medicine, vaccinology, tropical medicine, malariology, general ID, HIV medicine, infection control. Special To The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 8 May 2021 According to Nicolai van Oers, a professor of immunology, microbiology, and pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, each individual is different in terms of what their immune system needs. Kelly Dougher, Allure, 2 May 2021 Fourteen have expertise in vaccinology, immunology, pediatrics, internal medicine, nursing, family medicine, virology, public health, infectious diseases or preventive medicine. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 16 Apr. 2021 According to Jennifer Grier, a clinical assistant professor of immunology biomedical sciences at the University of South Carolina, vaccines add a level of protection above and beyond the body's response to an infection. Holmes Lybrand And Tara Subramaniam, CNN, 7 May 2021 Better yet, can science predict where the virus is heading, asked Ali Ellebedy, an associate professor of pathology and immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. STAT, 20 Apr. 2021 Overall, oncology and immunology drugs will be the key growth driver for J&J in the near term, in our view. Trefis Team, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021

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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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The first known use of immunology was in 1906

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5 Jun 2021

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“Immunology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/immunology. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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immunology

noun

English Language Learners Definition of immunology

: a science that deals with the ways in which the body protects itself from diseases and infections

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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