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Meaning of ACQUIRED IMMUNITY

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  immunity to a particular disease that is not innate but has been acquired during life; immunity can be acquired by the development of antibodies after an attack of an infectious disease or by a pregnant mother passing antibodies through the placenta to a fetus or by vaccination
 
 See Also: active immunity, immunity, passive immunity, resistance

 

 

 

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