severe combined immunodeficiency

noun

: 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 He’d been flagged for a rare genetic disorder: SCID, or severe combined immunodeficiency. Hazlitt, 14 Dec. 2022 Tribe members suffer Navajo neurohepatopathy, diabetes and severe combined immunodeficiency. Los Angeles Times, 26 Jan. 2023 Alain Fischer, a French professor of pediatric immunology, and his team tried to cure a disease called severe combined immunodeficiency. Doug Johnson, Ars Technica, 5 Jan. 2023 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of severe combined immunodeficiency was in 1973

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“Severe combined immunodeficiency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/severe%20combined%20immunodeficiency. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

severe combined immunodeficiency

noun
: 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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