premunition


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Related to premunition: concomitant immunity

pre·mu·ni·tion

 (prē′myo͝o-nĭsh′ən)
n.
Relative immunity to severe infection by a particular pathogen as a result of a chronic low-grade infection by the same pathogen.

[French prémunition, from Latin praemūnītiō, praemūnītiōn-, fortification beforehand, from praemūnītus, past participle of praemūnīre, to fortify in advance : prae-, pre- + mūnīre, to fortify; see munition.]

pre·mune′ (prē-myo͞on′) adj.

premunition

(ˌpriːmjʊˈnɪʃən)
n
(Medicine) med a state of immunity acquired as the result of a persistent latent infection
[C15 (in the sense: to protect beforehand): from Latin praemūnitiō, from praemūnīre, from prae before + mūnīre to fortify]

pre•mu•ni•tion

(ˌpri myuˈnɪʃ ən)

n.
a state of balance between host and infectious agent such that the immune defense of the host is sufficient to resist further infection but insufficient to destroy the agent.
[1920–35; < French prémunition < Latin praemūnītiō advance provisions for defense; see pre-, munition]
Translations

pre·mu·ni·tion

n. premunición, inmunidad a una infección específica debida a la presencia previa en el organismo del agente que la causa.
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