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immunity acquired by a fetus because of the presence of maternal IgG that passes through the placenta.
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maternal immunityA specific form of passive immunity in neonates, which is provided by IgG antibodies from the mother passing across the placenta to the foetus. Maternal immunity is immunoprotective for the infant for up to 6 months.
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maternal immunityPassive immunity Immunity in a neonate provided by IgG antibodies from the mother passing across the placenta to the fetus; MI is immunoprotective for up to 6 months
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