passive transfer

noun

Definition of passive transfer

: a local transfer of skin sensitivity from an allergic to a normal person by injection of serum from the former that is used especially for identifying specific allergens when a high degree of allergic sensitivity is suspected

First Known Use of passive transfer

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Passive transfer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/passive%20transfer. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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passive transfer

noun

Medical Definition of passive transfer

: a local transfer of skin sensitivity from an allergic to a normal individual by injection of the allergic individual's serum that is used especially for identifying specific allergens when a high degree of sensitivity is suspected

called also Prausnitz-Küstner reaction

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