premunition

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

Definition of premunition 

1 archaic : an advance provision of protection

2a : 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

First Known Use of premunition

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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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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