cell-mediated immunity


noun Immunology.

  1. immunity independent of antibody but dependent on the recognition of antigen by T cells and their subsequent destruction of cells bearing the antigen or on the secretion by T cells of lymphokines that enhance the ability of phagocytes to eliminate the antigen.

n.

  1. Immunity resulting from a cell-mediated immune response.cellular immunity

  1. Immunity resulting from a cell-mediated immune response. Also called cellular immunity Compare humoral immunity.

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