immunodeficient

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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