hyperimmunize

verb
hy·​per·​im·​mu·​nize | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈi-myə-ˌnīz How to pronounce hyperimmunize (audio) \
hyperimmunized; hyperimmunizing

Definition of hyperimmunize

transitive verb

: to induce a high level of immunity or of circulating antibodies in (as by a long course of injections of antigen, repeated increasing doses of antigen, or the use of adjuvants with the antigen) They have tested its specificity in animals hyperimmunized against an array of atypical mycobacteria, and have not detected any cross-reactivity…— Chris Anne Raymond

Other Words from hyperimmunize

hyperimmunization \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˌi-​myə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən also  -​i-​ˌmyü-​nə-​ How to pronounce hyperimmunize (audio) \ noun, plural hyperimmunizations
hyperimmunization of research animals

First Known Use of hyperimmunize

1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Hyperimmunize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperimmunize. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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hyperimmunize

transitive verb
hy·​per·​im·​mu·​nize
variants: or British hyperimmunise \ ˌhī-​pə-​ˈrim-​yə-​ˌnīz How to pronounce hyperimmunize (audio) \
hyperimmunized or British hyperimmunised; hyperimmunizing or British hyperimmunising

Medical Definition of hyperimmunize

: to induce a high level of immunity or of circulating antibodies in (as by a long course of injections of antigen, repeated increasing doses of antigen, or the use of adjuvants along with the antigen) hyperimmunized the rabbits to various antigens

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