agammaglobulinemic

agammaglobulinemia

[ey-gam-uh-glob-yuh-luh-nee-mee-uh]
noun Pathology.
a condition of the blood, either congenital or acquired, in which there is near or complete absence of gamma globulin and a failure of the body to form antibodies, resulting in a frequent occurrence of infectious disease.

Origin:
1950–55; a-6 + gamma globulin + -emia

agammaglobulinemic, adjective
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agammaglobulinemia a·gam·ma·glob·u·lin·e·mi·a (ā-gām'ə-glŏb'yə-lə-nē'mē-ə)
n.
Congenital or acquired absence of, or extremely low levels of, gamma globulins in the blood.

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