nonimmune

adjective
non·​im·​mune | \ ˌnän-i-ˈmyün How to pronounce nonimmune (audio) \

Definition of nonimmune

1 : not produced by, involved in, or relating to an immune response or the immune system nonimmune cells a nonimmune inflammatory response
2 : lacking immunity (as to a disease) travelers who are nonimmune to local illnesses

Examples of nonimmune in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These outbreaks will not be driven by SARS-CoV-2 mutation or virulence, but by the further exposure of nonimmune people to the virus. Smithsonian Magazine, "Compare the Flu Pandemic of 1918 and COVID-19 With Caution," 5 June 2020 These outbreaks will not be driven by SARS-CoV-2 mutation or virulence, but by the further exposure of nonimmune people to the virus. Smithsonian Magazine, "Compare the Flu Pandemic of 1918 and COVID-19 With Caution," 5 June 2020 These outbreaks will not be driven by SARS-CoV-2 mutation or virulence, but by the further exposure of nonimmune people to the virus. Smithsonian Magazine, "Compare the Flu Pandemic of 1918 and COVID-19 With Caution," 5 June 2020 These outbreaks will not be driven by SARS-CoV-2 mutation or virulence, but by the further exposure of nonimmune people to the virus. Smithsonian Magazine, "Compare the Flu Pandemic of 1918 and COVID-19 With Caution," 5 June 2020 These outbreaks will not be driven by SARS-CoV-2 mutation or virulence, but by the further exposure of nonimmune people to the virus. Mari Webel, The Conversation, "Compare the flu pandemic of 1918 and COVID-19 with caution – the past is not a prediction," 4 June 2020

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First Known Use of nonimmune

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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24 Sep 2020

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“Nonimmune.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonimmune. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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nonimmune

adjective
non·​im·​mune | \ -im-ˈyün How to pronounce nonimmune (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonimmune

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : not produced by, involved in, or relating to an immune response or the immune system drug-induced nonimmune thromobocytopenia nonimmune cells a nonimmune inflammatory response
2 : not immune : lacking immunity The disease now seems to recur in urban areas about every seven years, when numbers of nonimmune individuals that are sufficient to support an outbreak accumulate.Scientific American Medicine

nonimmune

noun

Medical Definition of nonimmune (Entry 2 of 2)

: an individual that lacks immunity to a particular disease

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