Premunition meaning

prē'myo͝o-nĭsh'ən
Relative immunity to severe infection by a particular pathogen as a result of a chronic low-grade infection by the same pathogen.
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A type of immunity caused by a small number of persistent, latent pathogens in the body.
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Relative immunity to severe infection by a particular pathogen as a result of a chronic low-grade infection by the same pathogen.
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Immunization due to having had the disease before.

Premunition to chicken pox.

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Origin of premunition

  • French prémunition from Latin praemūnītiō praemūnītiōn- fortification beforehand from praemūnītus past participle of praemūnīre to fortify in advance prae- pre- mūnīre to fortify munition
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition