passive immunity definition

  • noun:
    • Immunity acquired because of the transfer of antibodies from another person, as through injection or placental transfer to a fetus.
    • The translocation of energetic humoral immunity from individual to some other in the shape of custom-made antibodies.
    • an impermanent type of obtained immunity in which antibodies against an ailment are obtained obviously (as through placenta to an unborn son or daughter) or unnaturally (as by injection of antiserum)

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