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immune British & World English

Resistant to a particular infection or toxin owing to the presence of specific antibodies or sensitized white blood cells

immune English Thesaurus

they are immune to hepatitis B

immune system British & World English

The organs and processes of the body that provide resistance to infection and toxins. Organs include the thymus, bone marrow, and lymph nodes

immune response British & World English

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

immune deficiency British & World English

Failure of the immune system to protect the body adequately from infection, due to the absence or insufficiency of some component process or substance

autoimmune British & World English

Relating to disease caused by antibodies or lymphocytes produced against substances naturally present in the body

hyperimmune British & World English

Having a high concentration of antibodies produced in reaction to repeated injections of an antigen

AIDS British & World English

A disease in which there is a severe loss of the body’s cellular immunity, greatly lowering the resistance to infection and malignancy


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