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[im-yuh-nol-uh-jee] /ˌɪm yəˈnɒl ə dʒi/
the branch of science dealing with the components of the immune system, immunity from disease, the immune response, and immunologic techniques of analysis.
Origin of immunology
1905-10; immuno- + -logy
Related forms
[im-yuh-nl-oj-ik, ih-myoo-] /ˌɪm yə nlˈɒdʒ ɪk, ɪˌmyu-/ (Show IPA),
immunological, adjective
immunologically, adverb
immunologist, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for immunology
  • Even though he didn't live to hear the verdict, his contribution to the field of immunology is pioneering.
  • Maybe because this represented a new idea in immunology.
  • Apparently it also makes one an expert in immunology, medicine, epidemiology and public health.
  • Perhaps you don't need research, but you do need a proper education in how immunology works.
  • Yeah, you seem to have missed that human beings all have essentially the same biochemistry and immunology.
  • In order to comprehend how this can happen, it is necessary to understand some basic immunology.
  • The immunology behind the connection between viral and bacterial infections is slightly harder to pin down.
  • Conducts research in the areas of tumor immunology, mechanisms of tumor cell-immune cell interactions, and immune.
British Dictionary definitions for immunology


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 immunology

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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immunology in Medicine

immunology im·mu·nol·o·gy (ĭm'yə-nŏl'ə-jē)
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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immunology in Science
The scientific study of the structure and function of the immune system.
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