hyperimmune

adjective
hy·​per·​im·​mune | \ ˌhī-pər-i-ˈmyün How to pronounce hyperimmune (audio) \
variants: or less commonly hyper-immune

Definition of hyperimmune

: having, exhibiting, or providing an unusual degree of immunity hyperimmune swine especially : containing exceptionally large quantities of an antibody against a specific antigen, pathogen, or disease promoted passive immunity with administration of tetanus hyperimmune globulin hyperimmune serum produced by serial inoculation of rabbits

First Known Use of hyperimmune

1904, in the meaning defined above

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3 Sep 2020

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“Hyperimmune.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperimmune. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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hyperimmune

adjective
hy·​per·​im·​mune | \ ˌhī-pə-rim-ˈyün How to pronounce hyperimmune (audio) \
variants: also hyper-immune

Medical Definition of hyperimmune

: having, exhibiting, or providing an unusual degree of immunization hyperimmune swine : as
a of a serum : containing exceptionally large quantities of an antibody hyperimmune serum produced by serial inoculations
b of an antibody : having the characteristics of a blocking antibody

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