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immunosuppressive

[ im-yuh-noh-suh-pres-iv, ih-myoo- ]
/ ˌɪm yə noʊ səˈprɛs ɪv, ɪˌmyu- /
Pharmacology
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adjective

capable of causing immunosuppression: immunosuppressive drugs.

noun

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.

Nearby words

immunoreaction, immunosorbent, immunosuppress, immunosuppressant, immunosuppression, immunosuppressive, immunotherapy, immunotoxin, immunotransfusion, immuration, immure

Origin of immunosuppressive

First recorded in 1960–65; immuno- + suppressive
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Examples from the Web for immunosuppressive

  • Unfiltered fermented grapes make ochratoxin-A, a neurotoxic, carcinogenic, immunosuppressive compound.

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British Dictionary definitions for immunosuppressive

immunosuppressive

/ (ˌɪmjʊnəʊsəˈprɛsɪv) /

noun

any drug used for immunosuppression

adjective

of or relating to such a drug
Derived Formsimmunosuppressant, noun, adjective
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