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immune system

n.
The integrated body system of organs, tissues, cells, and cell products such as antibodies that differentiates self from nonself and neutralizes potentially pathogenic organisms, agents, or substances, consisting in vertebrates of the adaptive and the innate immune systems.

immune′ sys`tem


n.
a diffuse, complex network of interacting cells, cell products, and cell-forming tissues that protects the body from pathogens and other foreign substances, destroys infected and malignant cells, and removes cellular debris.
[1960–65]

immune system

The system in humans and other animals that provides immunity by protecting against disease-causing agents, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. The immune system is composed of the skin and mucous membranes, which provide an external barrier to infection, and the cells involved in the body's immune response, such as lymphocytes.

immune system

The body’s system of defenses against infective organisms or other foreign bodies invading the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immune system - a system (including the thymus and bone marrow and lymphoid tissues) that protects the body from foreign substances and pathogenic organisms by producing the immune responseimmune system - a system (including the thymus and bone marrow and lymphoid tissues) that protects the body from foreign substances and pathogenic organisms by producing the immune response
system - a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion"
bone marrow, marrow - the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones
thymus gland, thymus - a ductless glandular organ at the base of the neck that produces lymphocytes and aids in producing immunity; atrophies with age
lymph gland, lymph node, node - the source of lymph and lymphocytes
RES, reticuloendothelial system - a widely distributed system consisting of all the cells able to ingest bacteria or colloidal particles etc, except for certain white blood cells
Translations
imunitní systém
immunsystem
immuunijärjestelmävastustuskyky
imunološki sustav
immunrendszer
免疫系
면역 체계
immunsystem
ระบบภูมิคุ้มกัน
hệ miễn dịch

immune system

nImmunsystem nt

immune system

nsistema m immunitario

immune system

جِهَازُ الـمَنَاعَةُ imunitní systém immunsystem Immunsystem ανοσοποιητικό σύστημα sistema inmunológico immuunijärjestelmä système immunitaire imunološki sustav sistema immunitario 免疫系 면역 체계 immuunsysteem immunsystem system immunologiczny sistema imunológico иммунная система immunsystem ระบบภูมิคุ้มกัน bağışıklık sistemi hệ miễn dịch 免疫系统

im·mune sys·tem

n. sistema inmunológico.
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