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pre•mu•ni•tion



Pronunciation: (prē"myOO-nish'un), [key]
n.
Immunol.a state of balance between host and infectious agent, as a bacterium or parasite, such that the immune defense of the host is sufficient to resist further infection but insufficient to destroy the agent. Also called coinfectious immunity.

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