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passive immunity

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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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