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

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All those years of immunology research have given scientists the ability to more quickly understand all sorts of outcomes. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "The Man Who Says Science Blew Its Best Shot at an AIDS Vaccine," 1 June 2018 The lecturer on immunology was Goff, on Rosenberg's team, who mentioned the trial. Laurie Mcginley, ajc, "Researchers use immune-cell 'army' to battle another tough cancer," 4 June 2018 In the final section of the book, Ehrenreich, who holds a Ph.D. in cellular immunology, switches to biology to demonstrate the futility of our quest for immortality. Rachel Newcomb, chicagotribune.com, "Americans have resolved to live forever or die in the attempt," 8 May 2018 Photo: Toya Jordan Sarno/Bloomberg News Dr. Fauci aims to assemble a dream team of scientists with different areas of expertise—such as virology, immunology and drug development—to work together on a universal vaccine. WSJ, "New Ideas to Fight the Flu," 20 Nov. 2018 YouTube results are no better; several of the top 10 results feature notable immunology expert Alex Jones. Renee Diresta, WIRED, "The Complexity of Simply Searching for Medical Advice," 3 July 2018 Although Dria’s immunology and hematology team at Seattle Children’s have started to search for a bone marrow donor, Kayla said Dria’s skin condition needs to get under control before the procedure can be performed. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Family stays by side of 4-year-old awaiting transplants," 12 June 2018 The bulk of the funds — $450 million — will be devoted to oncology, inflammation and immunology, rare disease, internal medicine, and vaccines. Ed Silverman, STAT, "Pharmalittle: Philippine official blames deaths on Sanofi dengue vaccine; Pfizer wants you to know it still invests in neuroscience," 6 June 2018 Greaves reviewed more than 30 years of research, including his own, on the genetics, cell biology, immunology, epidemiology and animal modeling of childhood leukemia and reached this conclusion. Meera Senthilingam And Jessie Yeung, CNN, "A germ-free childhood could trigger leukemia, scientist suggests," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of immunology

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of immunology was in 1906

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

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