- Immunology. a state of balance between host and infectious agent, as a bacterium or parasite, such that the immune defense of the host is sufficient to resist further infection but insufficient to destroy the agent.
Origin of premunition
Also called coinfectious immunity.
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- med a state of immunity acquired as the result of a persistent latent infection
Word Origin for premunition
C15 (in the sense: to protect beforehand): from Latin praemūnitiō, from praemūnīre, from prae before + mūnīre to fortify
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- infection immunity
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