cell-mediated immunity

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cell-mediated immunity

n.
Immunity involving cells, such as T cells and phagocytes, in contrast with humoral immunity, which involves soluble proteins (antibodies). Also called cellular immunity.

cell′-me`diated immu′nity


n.
immunity conferred to an individual through the activity of T cells, involving the direct destruction of viruses, foreign particles, etc. Compare antibody-mediated immunity.
[1970–75]
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