immunotransfusion

[ ĭm′yə-nō-trăns-fyōōzhən, ĭ-myōō′- ]

n.

A transfusion of blood from a donor who has been immunized by injections of an antigen prepared from microorganisms isolated from the recipient; the recipient then gains passive immunity from the antibodies formed in the donor.

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