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’)
- Nonimmune fetal hydrops
nonimmune fetal hydrops non·im·mune fetal hydrops (nŏn’ĭ-myoōn’) n. A combination of edema and ascites in a fetus not affected by erythroblastosis fetalis.
- Nonimmune serum
nonimmune serum n. Serum that does not contain antibodies to a given antigen.
[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 […]
[noun im-pakt; verb im-pakt] /noun ˈɪm pækt; verb ɪmˈpækt/ noun 1. the striking of one thing against another; forceful contact; collision: The impact of the colliding cars broke the windshield. 2. an impinging: the impact of light on the eye. 3. influence; effect: the impact of Einstein on modern physics. 4. an impacting; forcible impinging: […]