passive immunity

passive immunity
passive immunity n immunity acquired by transfer of antibodies (as by injection of serum from an individual with active immunity) compare ACQUIRED IMMUNITY, NATURAL IMMUNITY
passive immunization n

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acquired immunity that a person receives by transfer of antibody or lymphocytes from an immune donor. Cf. active i.

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  • passive immunity — noun Date: 1895 immunity acquired by transfer of antibodies (as by injection of serum from an individual with active immunity) • passive immunization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • passive immunity — Immunol. immunity resulting from the injection of antibodies or sensitized lymphocytes from another organism or, in infants, from the transfer of antibodies through the placenta or from colostrum. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • passive immunity — noun Physiology short term immunity resulting from the introduction of antibodies from another person or animal …   English new terms dictionary

  • passive immunity — pas′sive immu′nity n. imu immunity that results from an external source, as injected antibody, or in infants from maternal antibody passed through the placenta or received from breast milk • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • passive immunity — /pæsɪv əˈmjunəti/ (say pasiv uh myoohnuhtee) noun immunity achieved by injecting immune serum from another organism …  

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