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immunocompetence

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noun im·mu·no·com·pe·tence \-ˈkäm-pə-tən(t)s\

Definition of immunocompetence

  1. :  the capacity for a normal immune response

im·mu·no·com·pe·tent play \-tənt\ adjective


1966

First Known Use of immunocompetence

1966


Medical Dictionary

immunocompetence

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noun im·mu·no·com·pe·tence \-ˈkäm-pət-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of immunocompetence

  1. :  the capacity for a normal immune response <altered the immunocompetence of the lymphocytes>

  2. im·mu·no·com·pe·tent \-ənt\play adjective




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