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immunologic tolerance[¦im·yə·nə¦läj·ik ′täl·ə·rəns]
A condition in which an animal will accept a homograft without rejection.
A state of specific unresponsiveness to an antigen or antigens in adult life as a consequence of exposure to the antigen in utero or in the neonatal period.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.