Immunity

A type of resistance to attack; usually considered an acquired state in which an organism is capable of resisting a pest and thus preventing the development of a disease or damage. In animals it induces the production of antibodies. In plants, the ability to remain free from disease because of inherent structural or functional properties.

immunity

A state in which the body responds specifically to antigen and/or in which a protective response is mounted against a pathogenic agent. May be innate or may be induced by infection or vaccination, or by the passive transfer of antibodies of immunocompetent cells.

immunity

  1. the state of not being susceptible
  2. (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
  3. the quality of being unaffected by something
  4. an act exempting someone

immunity

(ĭ-mu´nĭ-te) the condition of being immune; the protection against infectious disease conferred either by the immune response generated by immunization or previous infection or by other nonimmunologic factors. It encompasses the capacity to distinguish foreign material from self, and to neutralize, eliminate, ...
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immunity

(from the article `immune system`) the complex group of defense responses found in humans and other advanced vertebrates that helps repel disease-causing organisms (pathogens). ... ...tests. The effects of an external force (e.g., radiation or a noxious gas) on a germfree animal are easy to distinguish because there is no ... [27 rel...
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immunity

(L. immunitas) the condition of being immune; the protection against infectious disease conferred either by the immune response generated by immunization or previous infection or by other nonimmunologic factors (innate i.).
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immunity

[n] - (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease 2. [n] - the quality of being unaffected by something
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Immunity

• (a.) Freedom or exemption from any charge, duty, obligation, office, tax, imposition, penalty, or service; a particular privilege; as, the immunities of the free cities of Germany; the immunities of the clergy. • (a.) Freedom; exemption; as, immunity from error. • (n.) The state of being insusceptible to poison, the contagion of di...
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immunity

<immunology> The condition of being immune, the protection against infectious disease conferred either by the immune response generated by immunisation or previous infection or by other nonimmunologic factors. ... Origin: L. Immunitas ... (13 Oct 1997) ...
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immunity

noun (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
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immunity

noun the quality of being unaffected by something; `immunity to criticism`
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Immunity

[medical] In biology, immunity is the state of having sufficient biological defences to avoid infection, disease, or other unwanted biological invasion. It is the capability of the body to resist harmful microbes from entering it. Immunity involves both specific and non-specific components. The non-specific components act either as barriers...
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immunity

Click images to enlargeProtection that organisms have against foreign micro-organisms, such as bacteria and viruses, and against cancerous cells (see cancer). The cells that provide this protection are called white blood cells, or leucocytes, and make up the immune system. They include neutrophils and macrophages, whi...
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Immunity

Im·mu'ni·ty noun ; plural Immunities . [ Latin immunitas , from immunis free from a public service; prefix im- not + munis complaisant, obliging, confer munus service, duty: confer French immunité . See Common , and confer Mean
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Immunity

Im·mun'i·ty noun The state of being insusceptible to poison, the contagion of disease, etc.
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immunity

1. The state of being immune. 2. In plants, the ability to remain free from disease because of inherent structural or functional properties.
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IMMUNITY

a condition of being able to resist a particular infectious disease
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Immunity

A grant by the court assuring someone that they will not face prosecution in return for their providing criminal evidence.
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Immunity

a natural or acquired resistance to a specific disease.
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immunity

A state of resistance to corrosion or anodic dissolution of a metal caused by thermodynamic stability of the metal.
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Immunity

Ability to resist infection.
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Immunity

Ability to resist infection. The immune response is activated when bacteria or viruses enter the body. Some people have poor immunity, which means they do not have much resistance to infection. This can be because they have a condition which has damaged their immune system (for example AIDS). Or it can be because chemotherapy has temporarily red...
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immunity

Agreement by court not to prosecute an individual in exchange for that individual providing criminal evidence..
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immunity

An inherited, acquired, or produced resistance to infection by a specific pathogen.
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Immunity

Established in all child abuse laws to protect reporters from civil lawsuits and criminal prosecutio
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