passive immunity

noun

Definition of passive immunity

  1. :  short-acting immunity acquired by transfer of antibodies (as by injection of gamma globulin ) — compare active immunity

passive immunization

noun

1895

First Known Use of passive immunity

1895


Medical Dictionary

passive immunity

noun

Medical Definition of passive immunity

  1. :  short-acting immunity acquired by transfer of antibodies (as by injection of gamma globulin)—compare acquired immunity, active immunity, innate immunity

passive immunization

noun

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