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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The most prominent hallmark of specific immunity is memory; hence, the rationale underlying immunization.
Specific immunity is responsible for targeting specific microorganisms.
While Lott was attempting to prevent any amendment process, he penciled in his own amendment providing specific immunity for a hometown company.
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