congenital immunity


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Related to congenital immunity: acquired immunity, active immunity, humoral immunity

congenital immunity

Etymology: L, congenitus, born with, immunis, free from
the immunity one has at birth that is acquired from the mother's antibodies as they pass through the placenta.

congenital immunity

Immunity present at birth. It may be natural or acquired, the latter depending on antibodies received from the mother's blood.
See also: immunity
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