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severe combined immunodeficiency

noun

Definition of SEVERE COMBINED IMMUNODEFICIENCY

:  a rare congenital disorder of the immune system that is characterized by inability to produce a normal complement of antibodies and T cells and that usually results in early death —called also severe combined immune deficiency
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First Known Use of SEVERE COMBINED IMMUNODEFICIENCY

1973
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severe combined immunodeficiency

noun

Medical Definition of SEVERE COMBINED IMMUNODEFICIENCY

:  a rare congenital disorder of the immune system that is characterized by inability to produce a normal complement of antibodies and T cells and that results usually in early death—abbreviation SCID; called also severe combined immune deficiency, severe combined immunodeficiency disease; see adenosine deaminase

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