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humoral immunity

noun, Immunology

antibody-mediated immunity

[an-ti-bod-ee mee-dee-ey-tid, an-tee-] /ˈæn tɪˌbɒd i ˈmi diˌeɪ tɪd, ˈæn ti-/
noun, Immunology
1.
immunity conferred to an individual through the activity of B cells and their progeny, which produce circulating antibodies in response to the presence of a foreign substance and recognize the substance upon renewed exposure.
Also called humoral immunity.
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humoral-immunity in Medicine

humoral immunity n.
The component of the immune response involving the transformation of B cells into plasma cells that produce and secrete antibodies to a specific antigen.

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humoral-immunity in Science
humoral immunity  
Immunity resulting from a humoral immune response.
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