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’)
- Immune adsorption
immune adsorption n.
- Immune body
immune body n. Antibody. No longer in technical use.
noun 1. an aggregate of an antigen and its specific antibody. /ˈɪmjʊnəʊˌkɒmplɛks/ noun 1. a complex formed between an antibody and an antigen immune complex n. Any of various complexes of an antigen and an antibody in the blood, to which complement may also be fixed, and which may form a precipitate.
- Immune complex disease
immune complex disease n. A disease caused by the deposition of antigen-antibody or antigen-antibody-complement complexes on the surface of cells, resulting in the development of chronic or acute inflammation, which may be manifested by vasculitis, endocarditis, neuritis, or glomerulonephritis.