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immunology Syllabification: im·mu·nol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌimyəˈnäləjē/

Definition of immunology in English:


The branch of medicine and biology concerned with immunity.
Example sentences
  • The university's laboratory of clinical immunology and molecular biology is named after him.
  • Neurocysticercosis offers interesting perspectives for research in immunology and parasitology.
  • He has published several research articles on immunology, parasitology, and public health.


Pronunciation: /ˌimyənəˈläjik/ /iˌmyo͞o-/
Example sentences
  • Nasal lavage therefore represents a minimally invasive, reproducible method of obtaining specimens with immunologic relevance to the respiratory tract as a whole.
  • These inflammatory cells consisted primarily of plasma cells and macrophages consistent with an immunologic response to the allograft tissue.
  • Specific treatment can be immunologic or by antiviral compounds.
Pronunciation: /ˈˌimyənəˈläjəkəl/
Example sentences
  • These findings indicate an increased probability of immunological improvement in patients suffering from chronic fatigue.
  • The resulting 11 new stem cell lines matched the nuclear DNA and showed immunological compatibility with cells from the people donating the nuclei.
  • A separate section was designed for serological / immunological testing.
Pronunciation: /ˌimyənəˈläjik(ə)lē/ /iˌmyo͞o-/
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  • The response is observed immunologically (documented by skin testing and cell markers) and clinically (documented by symptom scores).
  • Creation of stem cell lines tailored to be immunologically compatible by cell nuclear replacement (therapeutic cloning) is also permitted, as is the creation of embryos specifically for this purpose.
  • Inflammation develops during the 24 hours after treatment, further contributing to destruction of the lesion through immunologically mediated mechanisms.
Pronunciation: /ˌimyəˈnäləjəst/
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  • Secondly, an individual's history of previous infection or immunisation can clearly influence the response to subsequent infections - immunologists call this heterologous immunity, rather than non-specific immunity.
  • Health care workers experiencing irritant contact dermatitis or skin breakdown should be referred to an occupational health practitioner, allergist, dermatologist, or immunologist for further diagnostic testing.
  • When a diagnosis is uncertain, additional tests, such as genetic assays or immunophenotyping, might be performed in consultation with a pediatric immunologist.
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