immunodeficiency

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immunodeficiency

[im-yuh-noh-di-fish-uhn-see, ih-myoo-]
noun, plural immunodeficiencies.
impairment of the immune response, predisposing to infection and certain malignancies.

Origin:
1970–75; immuno- + deficiency

immunodeficient, adjective
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immunodeficiency (ˌimjʊnəʊdɪˈfɪʃənsɪ)
 
n
a deficiency in or breakdown of a person's immune system

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immunodeficiency im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cy (ĭm'yə-nō-dĭ-fĭsh'ən-sē, ĭ-myōō'-)
n.
A disorder or deficiency of the normal immune response. Also called immune deficiency.


im'mu·no·de·fi'cient adj.
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immunodeficiency   (ĭm'yə-nō-dĭ-fĭsh'ən-sē, ĭ-my'-)  Pronunciation Key 
The inability to produce a normal immune response, caused by an acquired or inherited disease.
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Example sentences
Newborns with the condition, also known as severe combined immunodeficiency disease, lack a functioning immune system.
Certain genetic conditions can also cause bronchiectasis, including primary ciliary dyskinesia and immunodeficiency syndromes.
Even if undetectable in the blood, the human immunodeficiency virus lurks quietly in the body.
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