severe combined immune deficiency

or severe combined immunodeficiency

noun Pathology.

a group of rare congenital disorders in which both cell-mediated and humoral immunity are lacking, causing susceptibility to a wide variety of illnesses and an inability to live in a normal environment. Abbreviation: SCID

Words nearby severe combined immune deficiency Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for severe combined immunodeficiency

severe combined immunodeficiency


A usually fatal congenital immune system disorder in which the body is unable to produce enough B cells and T cells to resist infection.
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