cell'-me•di•at•ed immu'nity

Pronunciation: (sel'mē"dē-ā"tid), [key] Immunol.
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. Also called cellular immunity. Cf. antibody-mediated immunity.

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cellmatecell membrane


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