agammaglobulinemia

noun
agam·​ma·​glob·​u·​lin·​emia | \ ˌā-ˌga-mə-ˌglä-byə-lə-ˈnē-mē-ə How to pronounce agammaglobulinemia (audio) \

Definition of agammaglobulinemia

: a condition in which the body forms few or no gamma globulins or antibodies

Other Words from agammaglobulinemia

agammaglobulinemic \ ˌā-​ˌga-​mə-​ˌglä-​byə-​lə-​ˈnē-​mik How to pronounce agammaglobulinemia (audio) \ adjective

Examples of agammaglobulinemia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Immunocompromised people include those with HIV or AIDS, cancer, congenital agammaglobulinemia and those taking immunosuppressants, according to the CDC. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 22 Oct. 2021 Immunocompromised people include those with HIV or AIDS, cancer, congenital agammaglobulinemia and those taking immunosuppressants, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 18 Aug. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'agammaglobulinemia.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of agammaglobulinemia

circa 1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agammaglobulinemia

a- entry 2 + gamma globulin + -emia

Learn More About agammaglobulinemia

Time Traveler for agammaglobulinemia

Time Traveler

The first known use of agammaglobulinemia was circa 1952

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near agammaglobulinemia

Agamidae

agammaglobulinemia

agamo-

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for agammaglobulinemia

Cite this Entry

“Agammaglobulinemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agammaglobulinemia. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for agammaglobulinemia

agammaglobulinemia

noun
agam·​ma·​glob·​u·​lin·​emia
variants: or chiefly British agammaglobulinaemia \ (ˌ)ā-​ˌgam-​ə-​ˌgläb-​yə-​lə-​ˈnē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce agammaglobulinemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of agammaglobulinemia

: a pathological condition in which the body forms few or no gamma globulins or antibodies — compare dysgammaglobulinemia

Other Words from agammaglobulinemia

agammaglobulinemic \ (ˌ)ā-​ˌgam-​ə-​ˌgläb-​yə-​lə-​ˈnē-​mik How to pronounce agammaglobulinemia (audio) \ adjective
agammaglobulinemic patients

More from Merriam-Webster on agammaglobulinemia

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about agammaglobulinemia

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!