antibody-mediated immunity


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an′tibody-me`diated immu′nity


n.
immunity conferred to an individual through the activity of B cells and circulating antibodies. Compare cell-mediated immunity.
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hospital staff) and evaluating the duration of antibody-mediated immunity that any candidate vaccine could provide.
Indeed, acquired immunity can be further divided into two major categories consisting of cell-mediated immunity (CMI) and humeral or antibody-mediated immunity.
The B cell--directed arm of the immune system is formally referred to as antibody-mediated immunity.

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