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severe combined immune deficiency

or severe combined immunodeficiency

noun, Pathology.
1.
a group of rare congenital disorders in which both cell-mediated and humoral immunity are lacking, causing susceptibility to a wide variety of illnesses and an inability to live in a normal environment.
Abbreviation: SCID.
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severe combined immunodeficiency in Medicine

severe combined immunodeficiency se·vere combined immunodeficiency (sə-vǐr')
n.
Abbr. SCID
A usually fatal congenital immune system disorder in which the body is unable to produce enough B cells and T cells to resist infection.

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