immunological memory


im·​mu·​no·​log·​i·​cal memory ˌim-yən-ᵊl-ˈäj-i-kəl- How to pronounce immunological memory (audio)
variants also immunologic memory
: the capacity of the body's immune system to remember an encounter with an antigen due to the activation of B cells or T cells having specificity for the antigen and to react more swiftly to the antigen by means of these activated cells in a later encounter

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“Immunological memory.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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