acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

noun

: aids

Examples of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The last stage of HIV is AIDS, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Ella Lee, USA TODAY, 13 Jan. 2022 When untreated, an infection can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 16 Nov. 2021 It would later be renamed AIDS, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. NBC News, 17 Sep. 2021 There are almost 38 million people globally and 1.1 million Americans living with HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, which if left untreated can lead to AIDS, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and a host of health maladies. Meredith Cohn, baltimoresun.com, 27 May 2021 The human immunodeficiency virus attacks the body's immune system and can lead to AIDS, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Online, 11 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome was in 1982

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“Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acquired%20immunodeficiency%20syndrome. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

noun
: aids

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