inherent immunity n.
See innate immunity.
[in-heer-uh nt, -her-] /ɪnˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-/ adjective 1. existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute; : an inherent distrust of strangers. 2. Grammar. standing before a noun. /ɪnˈhɪərənt; -ˈhɛr-/ adjective 1. existing as an inseparable part; intrinsic adj. 1570s, from Latin inhaerentem (nominative inhaerens), present participle of inhaerere […]
[in-heer] /ɪnˈhɪər/ verb (used without object), inhered, inhering. 1. to exist permanently and inseparably in, as a quality, attribute, or element; belong intrinsically; be : the advantages that inhere in a democratic system. /ɪnˈhɪə/ verb 1. (intransitive) foll by in. to be an inseparable part (of) v. 1580s, “to exist, have being,” from Latin inhaerere […]
[in-her-it] /ɪnˈhɛr ɪt/ verb (used with object) 1. to take or receive (property, a right, a title, etc.) by succession or will, as an heir: to inherit the family business. 2. to receive as if by succession from predecessors: the problems the new government inherited from its predecessors. 3. to receive (a genetic character) by […]
[in-her-i-tuh-buh l] /ɪnˈhɛr ɪ tə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being . 2. capable of ; qualified to . /ɪnˈhɛrɪtəbəl/ adjective 1. capable of being transmitted by heredity from one generation to a later one 2. capable of being inherited 3. (rare) capable of inheriting; having the right to inherit inheritable in·her·it·a·ble (ĭn-hěr’ĭ-tə-bəl) adj. Capable […]