premunition


pre·mu·ni·tion

noun \ˌprē-my-ˈni-shən\

Definition of PREMUNITION

1
archaic :  an advance provision of protection
2
a :  resistance to a disease due to the existence of its causative agent in a state of physiological equilibrium in the host
b :  immunity to a particular infection due to previous presence of the causative agent

Origin of PREMUNITION

Latin praemunition-, praemunitio strengthening of an argument to forestall objections, from praemunire to fortify in advance, from prae- + munire to fortify — more at munition
First Known Use: 1607

pre·mu·ni·tion

noun \ˌprē-my-ˈnish-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PREMUNITION

1
: resistance to a disease due to the existence of its causative agent in a state of physiological equilibrium in the host
2
: immunity to a particular infection due to previous presence of the causative agent

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