immunocompetence

noun im·mu·no·com·pe·tence \ ˌi-myə-nō-ˈkäm-pə-tən(t)s , i-ˌmyü-nō- \

Definition of immunocompetence

: the capacity for a normal immune response

immunocompetent

play \ˌi-myə-nō-ˈkäm-pə-tənt, i-ˌmyü-nō-\ adjective

First Known Use of immunocompetence

1966


Medical Dictionary

immunocompetence

noun im·mu·no·com·pe·tence \ -ˈkäm-pət-ən(t)s \

medical Definition of immunocompetence

: the capacity for a normal immune response
  • altered the immunocompetence of the lymphocytes

immunocompetent

play \-ənt\ adjective

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up immunocompetence? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

ditzy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
True or False

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

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

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!