any herbaceous plant or shrub of the temperate genus Hypericum: family Hypericaceae See rose of Sharon (sense 1), Saint John’s wort
[ih-myoon] /ɪˈmyun/ adjective 1. protected from a disease or the like, as by inoculation. 2. of or relating to the production of antibodies or lymphocytes that can react with a specific antigen: immune reaction. 3. exempt or protected: immune from punishment. 4. not responsive or susceptible: immune to new ideas. noun 5. a person who […]
[ih-myoo-ni-tee] /ɪˈmyu nɪ ti/ noun, plural immunities. 1. the state of being immune from or insusceptible to a particular disease or the like. 2. the condition that permits either natural or acquired resistance to disease. 3. the ability of a cell to react immunologically in the presence of an antigen. 4. exemption from any natural […]
- Hyperimmunoglobulin e syndrome
hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome hy·per·im·mu·no·glob·u·lin E syndrome (hī’pər-ĭm’yə-nō-glŏb’yə-lĭn, -ĭ-myōō’-) n. An immunodeficiency disorder characterized by high plasma levels of a particular immunoglobin, a white blood cell chemotactic defect, and recurrent staphylococcal infections at various sites including the skin and upper respiratory tract. Also called Job’s syndrome.
hyperinfection hy·per·in·fec·tion (hī’pər-ĭn-fěk’shən) n. Infection by very large numbers of organisms as a result of immunologic deficiency.