Meaning of hyperimmune in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhʌɪpərɪˈmjuːn/


  • Having a high concentration of antibodies produced in reaction to repeated injections of an antigen.

    ‘Conversely, an allergy is a hyperimmune response to a special antigen called an allergen (eg, pollen, chemical substances).’
    • ‘The pooled hyperimmune rabbit serum was used in immunoblot and found to recognize all the major bands.’
    • ‘Health status of the cow is also considered important in determining antibody response when producing hyperimmune products.’
    • ‘Their live-virus hyperimmune vaccine made historic advances in the control of the disease.’
    • ‘Chick-embryo extracts take the idea of hyperimmune eggs one step further.’