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naïve

 [nah-ēv´]
not previously exposed to therapy or treatment.

naive

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naïve

(nī-ēv′, nä-) also

naif

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naïf

(nī-ēf′, nä-)
adj.
Not having experienced or been subjected to something, as:
a. Not previously subjected to experiments: testing naive mice.
b. Not having previously taken or received a particular drug: patients naive to antipsychotic medication.

na·ive′ly adv.
na·ive′ness n.
Immunology Referring to a person or an immune system which has not been previously exposed to a particular antigen and thus doesn’t form antibodies against the antigen
Vox populi Innocent, unsophisticated, artless, ingenuous, unworldly, trusting

naive

in immunology, an individual that has not been exposed to a particular antigen.
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