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passive immunity

noun

Definition of PASSIVE IMMUNITY

:  immunity acquired by transfer of antibodies (as by injection of serum from an individual with active immunity)
passive immunization noun

First Known Use of PASSIVE IMMUNITY

1895

passive immunity

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PASSIVE IMMUNITY

:  short-acting immunity acquired by transfer of antibodies (as by injection of gamma globulin)—compare acquired immunity, active immunity, innate immunity
passive immunization noun

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