natural immunity


noun

immunity that is present without prior immunization.

Nearby words

  1. natural gas,
  2. natural gender,
  3. natural harmonics,
  4. natural hat trick,
  5. natural history,
  6. natural justice,
  7. natural killer cell,
  8. natural language,
  9. natural law,
  10. natural levee

Also called native immunity.

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British Dictionary definitions for natural immunity

natural immunity

noun

immunity with which an individual is born, which has a genetic basis
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Medicine definitions for natural immunity

natural immunity

n.

innate immunity

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