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passive immunity

noun

Definition of passive immunity

  1. :  immunity acquired by transfer of antibodies (as by injection of serum from an individual with active immunity)

passive immunization noun


1895

First Known Use of passive immunity

1895


Medical Dictionary

passive immunity

noun

Medical Definition of passive immunity

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

  2. passive immunization noun




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