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  • adj. Not protective.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ protective

Examples

  • This preponderance of nonprotective antibodies, combined with respiratory infections, can lead to immune complex mediated disease.

    Ars Technica

  • The S-OIV surface proteins are similar to seasonal flu 17 percent of its hemagluttinin and neuraminidase B cell epitopes, so the researchers looked for what are called cross-reactive but nonprotective antibodies.

    Ars Technica

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