cellular-immunity

cellular immunity

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cell-mediated immunity

[sel-mee-dee-ey-tid]
noun Immunology.
immunity independent of antibody but dependent on the recognition of antigen by T cells and their subsequent destruction of cells bearing the antigen or on the secretion by T cells of lymphokines that enhance the ability of phagocytes to eliminate the antigen.
Also called cellular immunity.


Origin:
1970–75

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cell-mediated immunity n.
Abbr. CMI
Immunity resulting from a cell-mediated immune response. Also called cellular immunity.

cellular immunity n.
See cell-mediated immunity.

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cell-mediated immunity  
Immunity resulting from a cell-mediated immune response. Also called cellular immunity. Compare humoral immunity.
cellular immunity   (sěl'yə-lər)  Pronunciation Key 
See cell-mediated immunity.
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