noun Pathology.

a condition of the blood, either congenital or acquired, in which there is near or complete absence of gamma globulin and a failure of the body to form antibodies, resulting in a frequent occurrence of infectious disease.

Origin of agammaglobulinemia

First recorded in 1950–55; a-6 + gamma globulin + -emia
Related formsa·gam·ma·glob·u·li·ne·mic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

agammaglobulinemia in Medicine




Congenital or acquired absence of, or extremely low levels of, gamma globulins in the blood.
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