Immunization



[im-yuh-nuh-zey-shuh n, ih-myoo-] /ˌɪm yə nəˈzeɪ ʃən, ɪˌmyu-/

noun
1.
the fact or process of becoming , as against a disease.
2.
Finance. a method of protection against fluctuating bond interest rates by investing in securities having different yields and terms.
n.

1893, from immunize + -ation.
immunization
(ĭm’yə-nĭ-zā’shən)

immunize verb

The process of inducing immunity, usually through inoculation or vaccination.

Note: Frequently, schoolchildren are required by state law to be immunized against certain diseases. Because of such widespread immunization, many diseases that used to be fairly common, including smallpox, tetanus, and whooping cough, have become rare.

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  • Immuno-

    1. a combining form representing immune, or immunity, in compound words: immunology. combining form 1. indicating immunity or immune: immunology immuno- pref. Immune; immunity: immunohisto-chemistry.

  • Immunoadjuvant

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