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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The branch of medicine that studies the body's immune system.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of medical science that studies the body's immune system

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