from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Immunity acquired by the transfer of antibodies from another individual, as through injection or placental transfer to a fetus.
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- n. The translocation of active humoral immunity from one individual to another in the form of custom-made antibodies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an impermanent form of acquired immunity in which antibodies against a disease are acquired naturally (as through the placenta to an unborn child) or artificially (as by injection of antiserum)
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