acquired immune deficiency syndrome

noun

: aids

Examples of acquired immune deficiency syndrome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ordinance prohibits employers from refusing to hire any person who has acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or is infected with the virus that causes the disease. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Jan. 2023 Nearly 37 million people around the world live with HIV, the forerunner to acquired immune deficiency syndrome, better known as AIDS. Roni Dengler, Discover Magazine, 5 Mar. 2019 On March 3, 1982, six months before the term AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) was first used by the Centers for Disease Control, a baby was born prematurely. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Sep. 2021 Those conditions include arthritis; asthma; chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases; Type 2 diabetes; human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome; and obesity. Christine Sexton, sun-sentinel.com, 20 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of acquired immune deficiency syndrome was in 1982

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“Acquired immune deficiency syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acquired%20immune%20deficiency%20syndrome. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

acquired immune deficiency syndrome

noun
: aids

Medical Definition

acquired immune deficiency syndrome

noun
: aids

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