immunology[im′yo̵̅o̅ näl′ə jē]
the branch of science dealing with
- antigens and antibodies, esp. concerning immunity to some infections
- cellular immune mechanisms, as in the rejection of foreign tissues
Origin of immunologyimmuno- + -logy
The branch of biomedicine concerned with the structure and function of the immune system, innate and acquired immunity, the bodily distinction of self from nonself, and laboratory techniques involving the interaction of antigens with specific antibodies.
- im′mu·no·log′ic , im′mu·no·log′i·cal
- (medicine) The branch of medicine that studies the body's immune system.