immunodeficiency

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noun im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cy \-di-ˈfi-shən(t)-sē\

Definition of immunodeficiency

  1. :  inability to produce a normal complement of antibodies or immunologically sensitized T cells especially in response to specific antigens

immunodeficient

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1969

First Known Use of immunodeficiency

1969


IMMUNODEFICIENCY Defined for English Language Learners

immunodeficiency

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noun im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cy \-di-ˈfi-shən(t)-sē\

Definition of immunodeficiency for English Language Learners

  • medical : a condition in which your body cannot produce enough of the substances or cells that it would normally produce to fight infection


Medical Dictionary

immunodeficiency

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noun im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cy \-di-ˈfish-ən-sē\

Medical Definition of immunodeficiency

plural

immunodeficiencies

  1. :  inability to produce a normal complement of antibodies or immunologically sensitized T cells especially in response to specific antigens—see aids

immunodeficient

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