severe combined immunodeficiency

noun

Definition of severe combined immunodeficiency

: a rare congenital disorder of the immune system that is characterized by inability to produce a normal complement of antibodies and T cells and that usually results in early death

called also severe combined immune deficiency

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1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Severe combined immunodeficiency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/severe%20combined%20immunodeficiency. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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severe combined immunodeficiency

noun

Medical Definition of severe combined immunodeficiency

: a rare congenital disorder of the immune system that is characterized by inability to produce a normal complement of antibodies and T cells and that results usually in early death abbreviation SCID

called also severe combined immune deficiency, severe combined immunodeficiency disease

— see adenosine deaminase

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