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.
- Also called coinfectious immunity.
- pre·mu·ni·tive [pree-myoo-ni-tiv], /priˈmyu nɪ tɪv/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for premunition
med a state of immunity acquired as the result of a persistent latent infection
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