Meaning of “immune response” in the English Dictionary

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"immune response" in British English

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immune responsenoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ɪˈmjuːn rɪˌspɒns/ us /ɪˈmjuːn rɪˌspɑːns/

the reaction within the body that is caused by antigens (= foreign substances) and results in the production of antibodies that can fight disease by killing the bacteria or viruses that cause it

(Definition of “immune response” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)