Definition of passive immunity in English:

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passive immunity

noun

Physiology
The short-term immunity that results from the introduction of antibodies from another person or animal. Compare with active immunity.
Example sentences
  • The study on understanding the nature of passive immunity in WNV infected mice elucidated the transfer of maternal antibodies through placenta and colostrum 47.
  • Vaccines capable of stimulating the mother's and/or infant's immune response or passive immunity therapies may be capable of reducing perinatal transmission 49.
  • Researchers expended considerable effort to develop methods of active immunity to prevent scarlet fever, as well as methods of passive immunity to treat scarlet fever.

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Syllabification: pas·sive im·mu·ni·ty

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