acquired immunity

noun

Medical Definition of acquired immunity

: immunity that develops after exposure to a suitable agent (as by an attack of a disease or by injection of antigens) — compare active immunity, innate immunity, passive immunity

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“Acquired immunity.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acquired%20immunity. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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