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

First Known Use of severe combined immunodeficiency

1973


Medical Dictionary

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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