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passive immunity

noun, Immunology
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.
Origin of passive immunity
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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passive immunity in Medicine

passive immunity n.
Immunity acquired by the transfer of antibodies from another individual, as through injection or placental transfer to a fetus.

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passive immunity in Science
passive immunity
See under acquired immunity.
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