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immune system

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
C2 the cells and tissues in the body that make it able to protect itself against infection
Translations of “immune system”
in Chinese (Traditional) 免疫系統…
in Russian иммунитет…
in Turkish bağışıklık sistemi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 免疫系统…
in Polish układ immunologiczny lub odpornościowy…
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