(redirected from immunogeneticist)
Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.


n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. The study of the interrelation between immunity to disease and genetic makeup.
2. The branch of immunology that deals with the molecular and genetic bases of the immune response.

im′mu·no·ge·net′ic adj.
im′mu·no·ge·net′i·cist (-ĭ-sĭst) n.


(Genetics) (functioning as singular) the study of the relationship between immunity and genetics
ˌimmunogeˈnetic, ˌimmunogeˈnetical adj


(ˌɪm yə noʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪks, ɪˌmyu-)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. the branch of immunology dealing with the study of immunity in relation to genetic makeup.
2. the study of genetic relationships among animals by comparison of immunologic reactions.
im`mu•no•ge•net′ic, im`mu•no•ge•net′i•cal, adj.


1. the branch of immunology that studies immunity in relation to genetic formation.
2. the study of genetic relationships between animals by comparing immunological reactions. — immunogenetic, adj.
See also: Medical Specialties
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Rubinstein, MD, a surgeon and immunogeneticist by training, is the founder and director, of the National Cord Blood Programme at the New York Blood Centre (NYBC), where he developed the first public cord blood banking system.
When combined with certain genetic traits this process can lead to conditions such as asthma and allergies, Kathleen Barnes, an immunogeneticist at Johns Hopkins University told the Washington Post.
The drug or the immune chemical could rev up the devil's immune system to fight off the tumor, says study coauthor Jim Kaufman, an immunogeneticist at the University of Cambridge.