immunology

noun
im·mu·nol·o·gy | \ ˌi-myə-ˈnä-lə-jē \

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 \ or immunological \ˌi-myə-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl \ adjective
immunologically \ˌi-myə-nə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē \ adverb
immunologist \ˌi-myə-ˈnä-lə-jist \ noun

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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 Adults who do not have immunity to the disease should also receive the vaccine, according to Dr. Diane Griffin, a professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Mark Lieber, CNN, "Measles vaccine recommended for those attending World Cup," 6 June 2018 Indeed, 30 years of work has transformed immunology as a whole. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "The Man Who Says Science Blew Its Best Shot at an AIDS Vaccine," 1 June 2018 Pierson, a researcher in an immunology laboratory at the University of Minnesota, often comes here to buy mice, so most of the staff know him. Cassandra Willyard, Scientific American, "Squeaky Clean Mice Could be Ruining Research," 9 Apr. 2018 Most of the immunology industry is focused on making vaccines, but vaccines could take weeks to kick in. Zoë Schlanger, Newsweek, "Plantibodies Could Pave the Road to Wellness," 15 Dec. 2014

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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 \
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 \ or immunological \-ˈäj-i-kəl \ adjective
immunologically \-i-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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