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competent

adj com·pe·tent \ˈkäm-pət-ənt\

Medical Definition of COMPETENT

:  having the capacity to function or develop in a particular way; specifically :  having the capacity to respond (as by producing an antibody) to an antigenic determinant <immunologically competent cells>

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