immunotherapeutic

immunotherapy

[im-yuh-noh-ther-uh-pee, ih-myoo-]
noun, plural immunotherapies.
treatment designed to produce immunity to a disease or enhance the resistance of the immune system to an active disease process, as cancer.

Origin:
1905–10; immuno- + therapy

immunotherapeutic [im-yuh-noh-ther-uh-pyoo-tik, ih-myoo-] , adjective
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immunotherapy (ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈθɛrəpɪ)
 
n
med the treatment of disease by stimulating the body's production of antibodies
 
immunotherapeutic
 
adj

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immunotherapy im·mu·no·ther·a·py (ĭm'yə-nō-thěr'ə-pē, ĭ-myōō'-)
n.
Treatment of disease by inducing, enhancing, or suppressing an immune response.


im'mu·no·ther'a·peu'tic (-pyōō'tĭk) adj.
im'mu·no·ther'a·pist n.
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