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immunocompetent

[im-yuh-noh-kom-pi-tnt, ih-myoo-] /ˌɪm yə noʊˈkɒm pɪ tnt, ɪˌmyu-/
adjective
1.
having the potential for immunologic response; capable of developing immunity after exposure to antigen.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; immuno- + competent
Related forms
immunocompetence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for immunocompetence

immunocompetence

/ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈkɒmpɪtəns/
noun
1.
the capacity of the immune system to carry out its function of distinguishing alien from endogenous material; ability of the body to resist disease
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immunocompetence in Medicine

immunocompetent im·mu·no·com·pe·tent (ĭm'yə-nō-kŏm'pĭ-tənt, ĭ-myōō'-)
adj.
Having the normal bodily capacity to develop an immune response following exposure to an antigen.


im'mu·no·com'pe·tence n.
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