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

Examples of immunology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Seventy percent of zoonotic diseases come from wildlife, says Erin Sorrell, an assistant research professor in the department of microbiology and immunology at Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C. National Geographic, "More Chinese push to end wildlife markets as WHO declares coronavirus emergency," 30 Jan. 2020 According to Matthew Frieman, associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Maryland, coronaviruses are a family of viruses that usually cause the common cold. Ashley Abramson, Allure, "Coronavirus: How to Tell If You’re at Risk of Catching the Potentially Deadly Respiratory Infection," 26 Jan. 2020 Against all odds, Bill Haney’s documentary about Jim Allison — who last year received the Nobel Prize in medicine for his work using immunology to treat cancer — might be the most cheering film of the year. Washington Post, "Best movies of 2019: A compelling mix of new and established voices," 9 Dec. 2019 Lucas was seen by genetics, immunology, nutrition and gastrointestinal specialists. Heidi Stevens, chicagotribune.com, "Column: After going ‘through hell and back,’ 11-year-old boy is saved by his little sister’s stem cells," 10 Oct. 2019 The two research institutes Allen established in Seattle focused on artificial intelligence, brain and cell science and immunology are growing. oregonlive, "What happened to Paul Allen’s billions, a year after his death? It’s not clear," 28 Nov. 2019 Physician Hemant Sharma has worked at Children’s National Hospital for 11 years and serves as its chief of allergy and immunology. Washington Post, "This top pediatric allergist swears by meditation and thinks it can fight medical burnout," 25 Nov. 2019 Two other medications being tested could be approved by 2022 in the best-case scenario, said Dr. Punita Ponda, associate division chief of allergy and immunology at Cohen's Children Hospital of New York. Kristin Lam, USA TODAY, "Peanut allergy shots? A new Stanford-led study shows an antibody injection could prevent allergic reactions," 15 Nov. 2019 The groom, 26, is an associate scientist focusing on cancer research and immuno-oncology, at Janssen Pharmaceuticals in Spring House, Pa., and is now pursuing a master’s degree in immunology at Drexel University. New York Times, "Alexandra Feuer, Joseph Portale," 30 June 2019

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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 22 Feb. 2020.

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immunology

noun
How to pronounce immunology (audio)

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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