premunition

noun pre·mu·ni·tion \ ˌprē-myu̇-ˈni-shən \

Definition of premunition

1 archaic :an advance provision of protection
2 a :resistance to a disease due to the existence of its causative agent in a state of physiological equilibrium in the host
b :immunity to a particular infection due to previous presence of the causative agent

Origin and Etymology of premunition

Latin praemunition-, praemunitio strengthening of an argument to forestall objections, from praemunire to fortify in advance, from prae- + munire to fortify — more at munition


Medical Dictionary

premunition

noun pre·mu·ni·tion \ ˌprē-myu̇-ˈnish-ən \

medical Definition of premunition

1 :resistance to a disease due to the existence of its causative agent in a state of physiological equilibrium in the host
2 :immunity to a particular infection due to previous presence of the causative agent

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