immunity resulting from the injection of antibodies or sensitized lymphocytes from another organism or, in infants, from the transfer of antibodies through the placenta or from colostrum.
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Origin of passive immunity
First recorded in 1890–95
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Medicine definitions for passive immunity
Immunity acquired by the transfer of antibodies from another individual, as through injection or placental transfer to a fetus.
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Science definitions for passive immunity
[ păs′ĭv ]
See under acquired immunity.
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