protected from a disease or the like, as by inoculation.
of or relating to the production of antibodies or lymphocytes that can react with a specific antigen:
exempt or protected:
immune from punishment.
not responsive or susceptible:
immune to new ideas.
a person who is immune.
protected against a specific disease by inoculation or as the result of innate or acquired resistance
relating to or conferring immunity: an immune body See antibody
(usually postpositive) foll by to. unsusceptible (to) or secure (against): immune to inflation
exempt from obligation, penalty, etc
an immune person or animal
mid-15c., “free; exempt,” back-formation from immunity. Cf. Latin immunis “exempt from public service, free from taxes.” Specific modern medical sense of “exempt from a disease” (typically because of inoculation) is from 1881. Immune system attested by 1917.
immune im·mune (ĭ-myoōn’)
[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.
[hahy-per-in-fleyt] /ˌhaɪ pər ɪnˈfleɪt/ verb (used with object), hyperinflated, hyperinflating. 1. to subject to hyperinflation: hyperinflated prices.