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immunosuppressive

[im-yuh-noh-suh-pres-iv, ih-myoo-]Pharmacology
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adjective
  1. capable of causing immunosuppression: immunosuppressive drugs.
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noun
  1. Pharmacology. Also im·mu·no·sup·pres·sor [im-yuh-noh-suh-pres-er, ih-myoo-] /ˌɪm yə noʊ səˈprɛs ər, ɪˌmyu-/. any substance that results in or effects immunosuppression.
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Origin of immunosuppressive

First recorded in 1960–65; immuno- + suppressive
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immunosuppressive

noun
  1. any drug used for immunosuppression
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adjective
  1. of or relating to such a drug
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Derived Formsimmunosuppressant, noun, adjective
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