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natural immunity

immunity that is present without prior immunization.
Also called native immunity. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for natural immunity
  • And animals that have natural immunity to certain viruses become reservoirs for disease.
  • They lose their natural immunity that kept the presence of pathogens in balance.
  • We must trust that a few members of a species would have a natural immunity to the virus.
  • In endemic areas there are few human cases among residents because of vaccination or natural immunity.
  • Most people will have little or no natural immunity to this virus.
British Dictionary definitions for natural immunity

natural immunity

immunity with which an individual is born, which has a genetic basis
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natural immunity in Medicine

natural immunity n.
See innate immunity.

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