passive immunity


nounImmunology.
  1. 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

1
First recorded in 1890–95

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How to use passive immunity in a sentence

  • Dunbar expected to confer passive immunity on the hay fever patient by transferring to him this horse serum with its antibodies.

    The Treatment of Hay Fever | George Frederick Laidlaw

Scientific definitions for passive immunity

passive immunity

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