The branch of medicine that studies the bodys immune system.

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  • Immunology — is a broad branch of biomedical science that covers the study of all aspects of the immune system in all organisms.[1] It deals with the physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and diseases; malfunctions of the… …   Wikipedia

  • immunology — n. The science which studies the immune system, the processes of immunity, and the nature of the immune response, and techniques of analysis which use the immune response. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • immunology — (n.) by 1906, a hybrid from comb. form of IMMUNE (Cf. immune) + OLOGY (Cf. ology). Related: Immunological; immunologist …   Etymology dictionary

  • immunology — ► NOUN ▪ the branch of medicine and biology concerned with immunity. DERIVATIVES immunologic adjective immunological adjective immunologist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • immunology — ☆ immunology [im΄yo͞o näl′ə jē ] n. [ IMMUNO + LOGY] the branch of science dealing with a) antigens and antibodies, esp. concerning immunity to some infections b) cellular immune mechanisms, as in the rejection of foreign tissues immunological… …   English World dictionary

  • immunology — immunologic /im yeuh nl oj ik, i myooh /, immunological, adj. immunologically, adv. immunologist, n. /im yeuh nol euh jee/, n. the branch of science dealing with the components of the immune system, immunity from disease, the immune response, and …   Universalium

  • Immunology — The study of all aspects of the immune system including its structure and function, disorders of the immune system, blood banking, immunization and organ transplantation. * * * 1. The science concerned with the various phenomena of immunity,… …   Medical dictionary

  • immunology — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1910 a science that deals with the immune system and the cell mediated and humoral aspects of immunity and immune responses • immunologic or immunological adjective • immunologically… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • immunology — the study of immunity, the chemical response to an infection, used to work out relationships between species based on similar responses …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • immunology — (im u nol o je) The branch of science that deals with the immune system and attempts to understand the many phenomena that are responsible for both acquired and innate immunity. It also includes the use of antibody antigen reactions in other… …   Dictionary of microbiology

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