immunodeficient


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im·mu·no·de·fi·cient

(im'yū-nō-dē-fish'ĕnt),
Lacking in some essential function of the immune system.

immunodeficient

[-difish′ənt]
Etymology: L, immunis + de, from, facere, to make
pertaining to an abnormal condition of the immune system in which cellular or humoral immunity is inadequate and resistance to infection is decreased. Kinds of immunodeficient conditions include hypogammaglobulinemia and lymphoid aplasia.

im·mu·no·de·fi·cient

(im'yū-nō-dĕ-fish'ĕnt)
Lacking in some essential function of the immune system.

Immunodeficient

A condition in which the body's immune response is damaged, weakened, or is not functioning properly.
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