premunition

noun
pre·​mu·​ni·​tion | \ ˌprē-myu̇-ˈni-shən How to pronounce premunition (audio) \

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 How to pronounce premunition (audio) \

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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