HyperDic: immune_carrier

English > 1 sense of the expression immune carrier:
NOUNperson immune carrier, carrier(medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others
English > immune carrier: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaning(medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others.
Synonymcarrier
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
InstancesMallon, Mary Mallon, Typhoid MaryUnited States cook who was an immune carrier of typhoid fever and who infected dozens of people (1870-1938)
BroaderimmuneA person who is immune to a particular infection
vector, transmitterAny agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease
Spanishportadora, portador
Catalanportadora, portador

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