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Definitions and Synonyms of acquired immunity | Another word for acquired immunity | What is acquired immunity?

Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting state]

(acquired immunity is a kind of ...) (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease

(... is a kind of acquired immunity ) a form of acquired immunity in which the body produces its own antibodies against disease-causing antigens

(... is a kind of acquired immunity ) 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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