hyperimmune

adjective hy·per·im·mune \ ˌhī-pər-i-ˈmyün \
variants: or less commonly hyper-immune

Definition of hyperimmune

: having, exhibiting, or providing an unusual degree of immunity
  • hyperimmune swine
: such as
a of a serum : containing exceptionally large quantities of an antibody
  • hyperimmune serum produced by serial innoculations
b of an antibody : derived from the hyperimmune sera of multiple donors
  • hyperimmune IgG preparations administered to patients following exposure to hepatitis B

First Known Use of hyperimmune

1904

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hyperimmune

adjective hy·per·im·mune \ ˌhī-pə-rim-ˈyün \

medical Definition of hyperimmune

: exhibiting an unusual degree of immunization
  • hyperimmune swine
:
a of a serum : containing exceptional quantities of antibody
b of an antibody : having the characteristics of a blocking antibody

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