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- noun Immunity acquired by the transfer of antibodies from another individual, as through injection or placental transfer to a fetus.
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- noun immunology The translocation of active
humoral immunityfrom one individual to another in the formof custom-made antibodies.
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- noun 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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