active immunity


noun Immunology.

immunity in an organism resulting from its own production of antibody or lymphocytes.

Origin of active immunity

First recorded in 1910–15
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Medicine definitions for active immunity

active immunity


n.

Immunity resulting from the development of antibodies in response to the presence of an antigen, as from vaccination or exposure to an infectious disease.
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Science definitions for active immunity

active immunity


See under acquired immunity.
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