See infection immunity.

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  • immunity — im|mu|ni|ty [ıˈmju:nıti] n [U] 1.) the state or right of being protected from particular laws or from unpleasant things immunity from ▪ They were granted immunity from prosecution. 2.) the state of being immune to a disease immunity to ▪ immunity …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Immunity (medical) — Immunity is a biological term that describes a state of having sufficient biological defenses to avoid infection, disease, or other unwanted biological invasion. Immunity involves both specific and non specific components. The non specific… …   Wikipedia

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  • Infection and Immunity — is an academic journal published by the American Society for Microbiology. The title is commonly abbreviated IAI and the ISSN is 0019 9567 for the print version, and 1098 5522 for the electronic version. External links * [… …   Wikipedia

  • immunity — ► NOUN (pl. immunities) 1) the ability of an organism to resist a particular infection. 2) exemption from an obligation or penalty …   English terms dictionary

  • immunity — [i myo͞on′ə tē] n. pl. immunities [ME ynmunite < OFr immunité < L immunitas, freedom from public service < immunis: see IMMUNE] 1. exemption or freedom from something burdensome or otherwise unpleasant, as a legal obligation 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Immunity — The condition of being immune. Immunity can be innate (for example, humans are innately immune to canine distemper) or conferred by a previous infection or immunization. * * * 1. The status or quality of being immune (1). 2. Protection against… …   Medical dictionary

  • immunity — /i myooh ni tee/, n., pl. immunities. 1. the state of being immune from or insusceptible to a particular disease or the like. 2. the condition that permits either natural or acquired resistance to disease. 3. the ability of a cell to react… …   Universalium

  • immunity — noun 1 protection against disease ADJECTIVE ▪ strong ▪ acquired, natural ▪ impaired ▪ lifelong ▪ Infection usually confers lifelon …   Collocations dictionary

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