Associations to the word «Immune»


IMMUNE, adjective. (usually with "from") Exempt; not subject to.
IMMUNE, adjective. (medicine) (usually with "to") Protected by inoculation, or due to innate resistance to pathogens.
IMMUNE, adjective. (by extension) Not vulnerable.
IMMUNE, adjective. (medicine) Of or pertaining to the immune system.
IMMUNE, noun. (epidemiology) A person who is not susceptible to infection by a particular disease
IMMUNE, verb. (rare) (transitive) To make immune.
IMMUNE REACTION, noun. All the changes in a tissue that result from the action of a foreign substance introduced into an organism
IMMUNE RESPONSE, noun. (immunology) The body's integrated response to an antigen, mediated by lymphocytes.
IMMUNE RESPONSES, noun. Plural of immune response
IMMUNE SYSTEM, noun. (anatomy) (immunology) The system that differentiates self from non-self and protects the body from foreign substances and pathogenic organisms by producing an immune response. It includes organs such as the thymus, the spleen and lymph nodes; tissue such as bone marrow, and lymphoid tissues such as the tonsils; cells such as lymphocytes including the B cells and T cells, and cell products such as antibodies.
IMMUNE SYSTEMS, noun. Plural of immune system

Dictionary definition

IMMUNE, noun. A person who is immune to a particular infection.
IMMUNE, adjective. Relating to the condition of immunity; "the immune system".
IMMUNE, adjective. Secure against; "immune from taxation as long as he resided in Bermuda"; "immune from criminal prosecution".
IMMUNE, adjective. Relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection).
IMMUNE, adjective. (usually followed by `to') not affected by a given influence; "immune to persuasion".

Wise words

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