innate immunity

n.

Immunity that occurs naturally as a result of a person's genetic constitution or physiology and does not arise from a previous infection or vaccination.genetic immunity inherent immunity native immunity natural immunity nonspecific immunity

Nearby words

  1. inmost,
  2. inn,
  3. innage,
  4. innards,
  5. innate,
  6. innate releasing mechanism,
  7. innately,
  8. innateness hypothesis,
  9. inner,
  10. inner automorphism


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