Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[hyoo-mer-uh l or, often, yoo-] /ˈhyu mər əl or, often, ˈyu-/

adjective, Physiology.
of, relating to, or proceeding from a fluid of the body.
(immunol) denoting or relating to a type of immunity caused by free antibodies circulating in the blood
(obsolete) of or relating to the four bodily fluids (humours)

“pertaining to the humors of the body,” 1520s, from Middle French humoral (14c.), from Latin humor (see humor (n.)).

humoral hu·mor·al (hyōō’mər-əl)


Read Also:

  • Humoral immune response

    humoral immune response (hy’mər-əl) The immune response involving the transformation of B cells into plasma cells that produce and secrete antibodies to a specific antigen. See Note at antibody.

  • Humoral-immunity

    noun, Immunology. 1. . [an-ti-bod-ee mee-dee-ey-tid, an-tee-] /ˈæn tɪˌbɒd i ˈmi diˌeɪ tɪd, ˈæn ti-/ noun, Immunology. 1. immunity conferred to an individual through the activity of B cells and their progeny, which produce circulating antibodies in response to the presence of a foreign substance and recognize the substance upon renewed exposure. humoral immunity n. […]

  • Humored

    [hyoo-mer or, often, yoo-] /ˈhyu mər or, often, ˈyu-/ noun 1. a comic, absurd, or incongruous quality causing amusement: the humor of a situation. 2. the faculty of perceiving what is amusing or comical: He is completely without humor. 3. an instance of being or attempting to be comical or amusing; something : The humor […]

  • Humoresque

    [hyoo-muh-resk or, often, yoo-] /ˌhyu məˈrɛsk or, often, ˌyu-/ noun 1. a musical composition of humorous or capricious character. /ˌhjuːməˈrɛsk/ noun 1. a short lively piece of music

Disclaimer: Humoral definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.