immunity resulting from the injection of antibodies or sensitized lymphocytes from another organism or, in infants, from the transfer of antibodies through the placenta or from colostrum.
passive immunity n.
Immunity acquired by the transfer of antibodies from another individual, as through injection or placental transfer to a fetus.
See under acquired immunity.
[pas-iv] /ˈpæs ɪv/ adjective 1. not reacting visibly to something that might be expected to produce manifestations of an emotion or feeling. 2. not participating readily or actively; inactive: a passive member of a committee. 3. not involving visible reaction or active participation: to play a passive role. 4. inert or quiescent. 5. influenced, acted […]
- Passive margin
passive margin See divergent plate boundary.
- Passive matrix display
hardware A type of liquid crystal display which relies on persistence to maintain the state of each display element (pixel) between refresh scans. The resolution of such displays is limited by the ratio between the time to set a pixel and the time it takes to fade. Contrast active matrix display. (1995-12-09)
[pas-iv-mey-triks] /ˈpæs ɪvˈmeɪ trɪks/ adjective, Electronics. 1. of or relating to a relatively low-resolution liquid-crystal display (LCD) with low contrast, a type of flat-panel display.