active immunity

noun

Definition of active immunity

:usually long-lasting immunity that is acquired through production of antibodies within the organism in response to the presence of antigens — compare passive immunity

First Known Use of active immunity

1895


Medical Dictionary

active immunity

noun

medical Definition of active immunity

:usually long-lasting immunity that is acquired through production of antibodies within the organism in response to the presence of antigens — compare acquired immunity, innate immunity, passive immunity

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