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immunology

[im-yuh-nol-uh-jee] /ˌɪm yəˈnɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of science dealing with the components of the immune system, immunity from disease, the immune response, and immunologic techniques of analysis.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; immuno- + -logy
Related forms
immunologic
[im-yuh-nl-oj-ik, ih-myoo-] /ˌɪm yə nlˈɒdʒ ɪk, ɪˌmyu-/ (Show IPA),
immunological, adjective
immunologically, adverb
immunologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for immunologist

immunology

/ˌɪmjʊˈnɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of biological science concerned with the study of immunity
Derived Forms
immunologic (ˌɪmjʊnəˈlɒdʒɪk), immunological, adjective
immunologically, adverb
immunologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for immunologist

immunology

n.

by 1906, a hybrid from comb. form of immune + -ology. Related: Immunological; immunologist.

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immunologist in Medicine

immunologist im·mu·nol·o·gist (ĭm'yə-nŏl'ə-jĭst)
n.
A specialist in immunology.

immunology im·mu·nol·o·gy (ĭm'yə-nŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The branch of biomedicine that is concerned with the structure and function of the immune system, innate and acquired immunity, and laboratory techniques involving the interaction of antigens with antibodies.


im'mu·no·log'ic (-nə-lŏj'ĭk) or im'mu·no·log'i·cal adj.
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immunologist in Science
immunology
  (ĭm'yə-nŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of the structure and function of the immune system.
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