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 In 2008, the state became first to test for severe combined immunodeficiency, also known as bubble boy disease. Mark Johnson, jsonline.com, 29 Apr. 2022 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

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First Known Use of severe combined immunodeficiency

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 11 Aug. 2022.

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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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