local immunity


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lo·cal im·mu·ni·ty

a natural or acquired immunity to certain infectious agents, as manifested by an organ or a tissue, as a whole or in part.

local immunity

a state of protection against disease in a particular organ, tissue, or anatomical site, mediated by localized antibodies or lymphoid cells.

lo·cal im·mu·nity

(lō'kăl i-myū'ni-tē)
A natural or acquired immunity to certain infectious agents, as manifested by an organ or a tissue, as a whole or in part.

local immunity

Immunity limited to a given area or tissue of the body.
See also: immunity
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