acquired immunity definition

  • noun:
    • Immunity received either from development of antibodies as a result to contact with an antigen, as from vaccination or an attack of an infectious condition, or from the transmission of antibodies, since from mommy to fetus through the placenta or the injection of antiserum.
    • immunity to a specific disease that's not inborn but was acquired during life; resistance can be had because of the development of antibodies after an attack of an infectious infection or by a pregnant mom moving antibodies through the placenta to a fetus or by vaccination

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