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passive immunity

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noun Immunology.
  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

First recorded in 1890–95
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passive immunity in Medicine

passive immunity

n.
  1. Immunity acquired by the transfer of antibodies from another individual, as through injection or placental transfer to a fetus.
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passive immunity in Science

passive immunity

[păsĭv]
  1. See under acquired immunity.
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