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immunity

noun im·mu·ni·ty \i-ˈmyü-nə-tē\

medical : the power to keep yourself from being affected by a disease

: special protection from what is required for most people by law

plural im·mu·ni·ties

Full Definition of IMMUNITY

:  the quality or state of being immune; especially :  a condition of being able to resist a particular disease especially through preventing development of a pathogenic microorganism or by counteracting the effects of its products
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Examples of IMMUNITY

  1. They have developed immunity to the virus.
  2. They have developed an immunity to the virus.

First Known Use of IMMUNITY

14th century

Other Physiology Terms

eructation, flux, gustatory, menarche, myopia, senescence, torpor

Rhymes with IMMUNITY

IMMUNITIES Defined for Kids

immunity

noun im·mu·ni·ty \i-ˈmyü-nə-tē\
plural im·mu·ni·ties

Definition of IMMUNITY for Kids

1
:  freedom from an obligation or penalty to which others are subject <immunity from punishment>
2
:  the power to resist infection whether natural or acquired (as by vaccination)
Medical Dictionary

immunity

noun im·mu·ni·ty \im-ˈyü-nət-ē\
plural im·mu·ni·ties

Medical Definition of IMMUNITY

:  the quality or state of being immune; especially :  a condition of being able to resist a particular disease especially through preventing development of a pathogenic microorganism or by counteracting the effects of its products—see acquired immunity, active immunity, natural immunity, passive immunity

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