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- The study or art of escaping from a constriction, such as a rope, handcuffs, etc.
2001 October 1, M. Lucas [et al.]; U. Karrer; A. Lucas; P. Klenerman, “Viral Escape Mechanisms – Escapology Taught by Viruses”, in International Journal of Experimental Pathology, volume 82, number 5, archived from the original on 4 August 2015, abstract, pages 269–286 at 269:
- Viruses have ‘studied’ immunology over millions of years of coevolution with their hosts. During this ongoing education they have developed countless mechanisms to escape from the host's immune system. […] These escape strategies have been described as ‘camouflage’ and ‘sabotage’. Using these simple concepts we describe the spectrum of viral escapology […]