Try Our Apps


Gobble up these 8 terms for eating

passive transfer

Immunology. injection of lymphocytes or antibody from an immune or sensitized donor to a nonimmune host in order to impart immunity or test for allergic reactions.
Origin of passive transfer
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
passive-transfer in Medicine

passive transfer n.
The transfer of skin-sensitizing antibodies from the blood of an allergic individual to that of a nonallergic individual in order to test for an allergic reaction to specific allergens.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for passive

Scrabble Words With Friends