cross-resistance: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (krs'ri-zis'tuns, kros'-), [key]
? n. Biol.
- immunologic resistance to the pathogenic effects of a microorganism because of previous exposure to another species or type having cross-reactive antigens.
- resistance to the effects of a substance, as that of an insect population to an insecticide or a bacterial strain to an antibiotic, stimulated by exposure and adaptation to a similar or related substance.