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

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 The company’s pharmaceuticals business is seeing strong growth led by market share gains for its cancer drugs, Imbruvica and Darzalex, and immunology drugs, Stelara and Tremfya. Trefis Team, Forbes, 18 May 2022 Simpson, a professor at the University of Arizona who specializes in immunology and exercise physiology, has worked with NASA over multiple missions to learn more about the effects of stress. AZCentral.com, 5 May 2022 After graduating Yu returned to Taiwan and set up Appier in 2012, joined by Su as a cofounder and chief technology officer and Lee who had just finished her Ph.D. in immunology at Washington University in St. Louis. Ralph Jennings, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 Montgomery took a break after his second year of residency to get a Ph.D. in immunology at Oxford. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 21 Feb. 2022 In the long run, a vaccine that has longer protection than the shots from Pfizer and Moderna may be needed, said John Moore, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the Weill Cornell Medical College. NBC News, 5 Apr. 2022 The company’s pharmaceuticals business is seeing strong growth led by market share gains for its cancer drugs, Imbruvica and Darzalex, and immunology drugs, Stelara and Tremfya. Trefis Team, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 Coughing is a sign of a COVID-19 infection too, as is congestion, said Dr. Rita Kachru, section chief of clinical immunology and allergy at UCLA. Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2022 Unbeknownst to Lacks, her contribution led to breakthroughs in immunology, cancer research and even the development of the COVID-19 vaccine. Sara Harrison, Scientific American, 13 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of immunology

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for immunology

immuno- + -logy

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The first known use of immunology was in 1906

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29 Jun 2022

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“Immunology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/immunology. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for immunology

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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