immunodeficiency syndrome

im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cy syn·drome

an immunologic deficiency or disorder, of which the chief symptom is an increased susceptibility to infection, the pattern of susceptibility being dependent on the kind of deficiency.
See also: immunodeficiency.

im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cy syn·drome

(imyū-nō-dĕ-fishĕn-sē sindrōm)
Immunologic dis order, of which the chief symptom is an increased susceptibility to infection; pattern of susceptibility is dependent on the kind of deficiency.
See also: immunodeficiency
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