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

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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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