Definition of Immune

1. Noun. A person who is immune to a particular infection.

Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Carrier, Immune Carrier

2. Adjective. Relating to the condition of immunity. "The immune system"
Partainyms: Immunity
Derivative terms: Immunity

3. Adjective. Secure against. "Immune from criminal prosecution"
Similar to: Exempt
Derivative terms: Immunity

4. Adjective. Relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection).
Exact synonyms: Resistant
Similar to: Insusceptible, Unsusceptible
Derivative terms: Immunity, Resist, Resistance, Resistance

5. Adjective. (usually followed by 'to') not affected by a given influence. "Immune to persuasion"
Similar to: Unaffected
Derivative terms: Immunity

Definition of Immune

1. a. Exempt; protected by inoculation.

2. n. One who is immune; esp., a person who is immune from a disease by reason of previous affection with the disease or inoculation.

Definition of Immune

1. Adjective. (context: usually with "from") Exempt; not subject to ¹

2. Adjective. (medicine usually with "to") Protected by inoculation, or due to innate resistance to pathogens ¹

3. Adjective. (by extension) Not vulnerable ¹

4. Adjective. (medicine) Of or pertaining to the immune system ¹

5. Noun. (epidemiology) A person who is not susceptible to infection by a particular disease ¹

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Definition of Immune

1. one who is protected from a disease [n -S]

Medical Definition of Immune

1. Protected against, infectious disease by either specific or non-specific mechanisms. Origin: L. Immunis = free, exempt This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Immune

immovable bandage
immovable joint
immune (current term)
immune-response gene
immune adherence
immune adherence phenomenon
immune adherence reaction
immune adhesion test
immune adsorption
immune agglutination
immune agglutinin
immune carrier
immune complex
immune complex disease
immune complex diseases
immune complex disorder

Literary usage of Immune

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1900)
"measure only the immune body saturated with complement. In actual practice Von Dungern used inactivated immune serum in such a quantity that the immune body ..."

2. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1906)
"B. With regard to anti-immune boilies, those studied by ... (1) The anti-immune body obtained by injecting the normal serum of the rabbit was shown ..."

3. Collected Studies on Immunity by Paul Ehrlich (1906)
"ceptors for the immune body of the spermatozoa immune serum are present not only in the organs of generation but also in other cells of the rabbit. ..."

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