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

Examples of severe combined immunodeficiency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The disease at issue is severe combined immunodeficiency due to adenosine deaminase deficiency, or ADA-SCID. Los Angeles Times, 24 May 2021 The treatment, which Orchard designated OTL-101, addresses severe combined immunodeficiency due to adenosine deaminase deficiency, or ADA-SCID. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 28 May 2021

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

First Known Use of severe combined immunodeficiency

1973, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About severe combined immunodeficiency

Time Traveler for severe combined immunodeficiency

Time Traveler

The first known use of severe combined immunodeficiency was in 1973

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near severe combined immunodeficiency

severation

severe

severe acute respiratory syndrome

severe combined immunodeficiency

Severian

severity

severity rate

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for severe combined immunodeficiency

Last Updated

26 Jun 2021

Cite this Entry

“Severe combined immunodeficiency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/severe%20combined%20immunodeficiency. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for severe combined immunodeficiency

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

More from Merriam-Webster on severe combined immunodeficiency

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about severe combined immunodeficiency

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

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!