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immunocompromised

[ im-yuh-noh-kom-pruh-mahyzd ]
/ ˌɪm yə noʊˈkɒm prə maɪzd /
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adjective

having a compromised or impaired immune response; immunodeficient.

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Also im·mune-com·pro·mised, im·mune com·pro·mised [ih-myoon-kom-pruh-mahyzd] /ɪˌmyunˈkɒm prə maɪzd/ .

Origin of immunocompromised

First recorded in 1970–75; immuno- + compromised
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British Dictionary definitions for immunocompromised

immunocompromised
/ (ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈkɒmprəmaɪzd) /

adjective

having an impaired immune system and therefore incapable of an effective immune response, usually as a result of disease, such as AIDS, that damages the immune system
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Medical definitions for immunocompromised

immunocompromised
[ ĭm′yə-nō-kŏmprə-mīzd, ĭ-myōō′- ]

adj.

Incapable of developing a normal immune response, usually as a result of disease, malnutrition, or immunosuppressive therapy.
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