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  • noun 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.

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  • noun 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.

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

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


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