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IMMUNIZING AGENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does immunizing agent mean? 

IMMUNIZING AGENT (noun)
  The noun IMMUNIZING AGENT has 1 sense:

1. any substance or organism that provokes an immune response (produces immunity) when introduced into the body

  Familiarity information: IMMUNIZING AGENT used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMMUNIZING AGENT (noun)


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Meaning:

Any substance or organism that provokes an immune response (produces immunity) when introduced into the body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

immunizing agent; immunogen

Hypernyms ("immunizing agent" is a kind of...):

antigen (any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "immunizing agent"):

vaccine; vaccinum (immunogen consisting of a suspension of weakened or dead pathogenic cells injected in order to stimulate the production of antibodies)

toxin antitoxin (a mixture of toxin and antitoxin used to immunize against a disease)


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