immunology

noun

im·​mu·​nol·​o·​gy ˌi-myə-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce immunology (audio)
: a science that deals with the immune system and the cell-mediated and humoral aspects of immunity and immune responses
immunologic adjective
or immunological
immunologically adverb
immunologist noun

Examples of immunology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the virus has spilled into mammals, scientists have not seen a lot of evolution in this function over the last few years, says Anice Lowen, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Emory University. Will Stone, NPR, 11 Apr. 2024 The new investment in Holly Springs, which will include additional bioreactors, will meet the growing demand for biological medicines, benefitting oncology, immunology and pandemic preparedness, Petersen said. Gary D. Robertson, Quartz, 11 Apr. 2024 Your health care provider can refer you to a specialist physician trained in allergy and immunology to test for these specific allergens. Katia Hetter, CNN, 27 Mar. 2024 Mark McKenna, former CEO of Prometheus and current chief executive at Mirador, had unfinished business in immunology, where, despite the recent development of some powerful medicines, there remains a massive unmet need. Damian Garde, STAT, 21 Mar. 2024 The notion that the immune system has recognized tumors and has even made T-cells to kill them may seem confusing for those without doctorates in immunology. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Mar. 2024 Jay Bradner will now oversee Amgen’s pipeline, whose assets are mostly in oncology, immunology, rare disease, and biosimilars. Meghana Keshavan, STAT, 15 Dec. 2023 Swanton’s team had wrestled the mystery down using epidemiology, toxicology, immunology, and human genetics, and then pulled them together into a causal, biologically plausible mechanism for carcinogenesis. Siddhartha Mukherjee, The New Yorker, 11 Dec. 2023 Someone who never spent a minute studying the human body is an expert in the field of immunology. Journal Sentinel, 9 Jan. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

immuno- + -logy

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of immunology was in 1906

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Cite this Entry

“Immunology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/immunology. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

immunology

noun
im·​mu·​nol·​o·​gy ˌim-yə-ˈnäl-ə-jē How to pronounce immunology (audio)
: a science that deals with immunity to disease
immunologic adjective
or immunological

Medical Definition

immunology

noun
im·​mu·​nol·​o·​gy ˌim-yə-ˈnäl-ə-jē How to pronounce immunology (audio)
plural immunologies
: a science that deals with the immune system and the cell-mediated and humoral aspects of immunity and immune responses
immunologic adjective
or immunological
immunologically adverb

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