runt disease


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runt disease

 [runt]
a clinical syndrome in experimental animals that is a result of severe immunodeficiency produced by experimental manipulation; it was first seen in neonatal mice subjected to experimental thymectomy.

runt dis·ease

a graft versus host reaction in mice first observed following intravenous injection of allogeneic spleen cells into newborn animals.
Synonym(s): wasting disease
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