premunition

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

Definition of premunition

  1. 1 archaic :  an advance provision of protection

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1607


Medical Dictionary

premunition

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

Medical Definition of premunition

  1. 1:  resistance to a disease due to the existence of its causative agent in a state of physiological equilibrium in the host

  2. 2:  immunity to a particular infection due to previous presence of the causative agent


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