[im-yuh-noh-di-fish-uh n-see, ih-myoo-]
- impairment of the immune response, predisposing to infection and certain malignancies.
Origin of immunodeficiency
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- a deficiency in or breakdown of a person's immune system
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Word Origin and History for immunodeficiency
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- A disorder or deficiency of the normal immune response.immune deficiency
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- The inability to produce a normal immune response, caused by an acquired or inherited disease.
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