immunodeficiency[-dē fis̸h′ən sē]
immunodeficiency definition by Webster's New World
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a condition in which the ability of the immune system to produce antibodies is impaired
immunodeficiency definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cies
An innate, acquired, or induced inability to develop a normal immune response.
- imˌmu·no·de·fiˈcient adjective
immunodeficiency - Medical Definition
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A disorder or deficiency of the normal immune response. Also called immune deficiency.
- immunodeficient adjective
immunodeficiency - Science Definition
The inability to produce a normal immune response, caused by an acquired or inherited disease.