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immunodeficiency

[ im-yuh-noh-di-fish-uhn-see, ih-myoo- ]
/ 藢瑟m y蓹 no蕣 d瑟藞f瑟蕛 蓹n si, 瑟藢myu- /
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noun, plural im路mu路no路de路fi路cien路cies.
impairment of the immune response, predisposing to infection and certain malignancies.
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Origin of immunodeficiency

First recorded in 1970鈥75; immuno- + deficiency

OTHER WORDS FROM immunodeficiency

im路mu路no路de路fi路cient, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for immunodeficiency

immunodeficiency
/ (藢imj蕣n蓹蕣d瑟藞f瑟蕛蓹ns瑟) /

noun
a deficiency in or breakdown of a person's immune system
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Medical definitions for immunodeficiency

immunodeficiency
[ 沫m鈥瞴蓹-n艒-d沫-f沫sh蓹n-s膿, 沫-my艒艒- ]

n.
A disorder or deficiency of the normal immune response.immune deficiency

Other words from immunodeficiency

im鈥瞞u鈥o鈥e鈥icient adj.
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Scientific definitions for immunodeficiency

immunodeficiency
[ 沫m鈥瞴蓹-n艒-d沫-f沫sh蓹n-s膿, 沫-my艒艒鈥- ]

The inability to produce a normal immune response, caused by an acquired or inherited disease.
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