specific immunity


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spe·cif·ic im·mu·ni·ty

the immune status in which altered reactivity is directed solely against the antigenic determinants (infectious agent or other) that stimulated it. See: acquired immunity.

spe·cif·ic im·mu·ni·ty

(spĕ-sif'ik i-myū'ni-tē)
The immune status in which there is an altered reactivity directed solely against the antigenic determinants (infectious agent or other) that stimulated it.
See also: acquired immunity
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