Definition of immune response in English:

immune response

Line breaks: im¦mune re|sponse


  • The reaction of the cells and fluids of the body to the presence of a substance which is not recognized as a constituent of the body itself.
    More example sentences
    • In the realm of immunology, substances that cause immune responses or allergic reactions are known as antigens.
    • They then migrate to lymph nodes to initiate an immune response in the T cell areas.
    • The body uses humoral and cellular immune responses to reject a transplanted graft.

More definitions of immune response

Definition of immune response in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
a powerful whirlpool in the sea

Shop for an Oxford dictionary

Find the perfect Oxford dictionary for you in our online shop.