immune response

immune response
a bodily defense reaction that recognizes an invading substance (an antigen: such as a virus or fungus or bacteria or transplanted organ) and produces antibodies specific against that antigen
Topics: ↑fungus, ↑bacteria, ↑bacterium
Hypernyms: ↑reaction, ↑response
Part Meronyms: ↑complement

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imˌmune resˈponse [immune response] noun (biology)
the reaction of the body to the presence of an ↑antigen (= a substance that can cause disease)

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