[ im-yuh-noh-suh-pres-iv, ih-myoo- ]
/ ˌɪm yə noʊ səˈprɛs ɪv, ɪˌmyu- /
capable of causing immunosuppression: immunosuppressive drugs.
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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British Dictionary definitions for immunosuppressive
/ (ˌɪmjʊnəʊsəˈprɛsɪv) /
any drug used for immunosuppression
of or relating to such a drug
Derived forms of immunosuppressiveimmunosuppressant, noun, adjective
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