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 Mark Slifka, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Oregon Health and Science University, wouldn’t say specifically when the U.S. would return to normal but did say that the U.S. will get there quickly if the vaccines do prevent infection. David Hogberg, Washington Examiner, "Optimism about return to normal grows following vaccine news," 25 Feb. 2021 The key takeaway remains: Everyone should get vaccinated when their turn comes, said Bali Pulendran, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford. Erin Allday, San Francisco Chronicle, "California coronavirus variant is resistant to antibodies, but vaccines should still work," 24 Feb. 2021 The one thing that could prevent a cancer patient from getting the vaccine is a severe allergic reaction to chemotherapy, said Moore and Dr. David Lang, chairman of the department of allergy and clinical immunology at the Clinic. Evan Macdonald, cleveland, "Should cancer patients get the coronavirus vaccine?," 22 Feb. 2021 John Moore, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Cornell University’s Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, isn’t so sure. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, "As mutant COVID variants multiply, the hunt is on for a ‘universal’ kill-all vaccine," 19 Feb. 2021 So far, there is no evidence that a vaccine would be unsafe for Covid-19 survivors, but more research is needed, said Dr. Sarah Fortune, chair of immunology and infectious diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. NBC News, "Should people who recovered from Covid get vaccinated?," 2 Dec. 2020 The 2020–21 Bulgari Women & Science Fellows are Frauke Muechsch, Ph.D., and Inna Ricardo-Lax, Ph.D., both postdocs in virology; and Sandra Nakandakari, a graduate student in immunology. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bulgari Sponsors COVID-19 Research Fellowships at The Rockefeller University," 25 Jan. 2021 Barouch completed his PhD in immunology in just two years. Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, "Beth Israel researcher awaits approval of the COVID-19 vaccine he helped create," 16 Jan. 2021 The balance between protection and self-destruction had always been a theme in immunology. James Somers, The New Yorker, "How the Coronavirus Hacks the Immune System," 2 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of immunology

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Immunology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/immunology. Accessed 2 Mar. 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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