Definition of Immunodeficient

1. Adjective. Incapable of developing an immune response following exposure to an antigen. "Immunodeficient rodents"

Antonyms: Immunocompetent
Derivative terms: Immunodeficiency

Definition of Immunodeficient

1. Adjective. exhibiting immunodeficiency ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Immunodeficient

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Immunodeficient

1. Those diseases in which immune reactions are suppressed or reduced. Reasons may include congenital absence of B and/or T lymphocytes or viral killing of helper lymphocytes (see HIV). This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Immunodeficient

immunocontraceptive
immunocontraceptives
immunocyte
immunocytes
immunocytoadherence
immunocytochemical
immunocytochemically
immunocytochemistry
immunodeficiencies
immunodeficiency
immunodeficiency disorders
immunodeficiency syndrome
immunodeficiency with elevated IgM
immunodegradation
immunodepleted
immunodepletion
immunodepletions
immunodepressant
immunodepression
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immunodetection
immunodetections
immunodiagnoses
immunodiagnosis
immunodiagnostic
immunodiagnostics
immunodiffusion

Literary usage of Immunodeficient

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1. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"To answer this question, our laboratory evaluated asbestos- induced inflammatory and fibrotic responses in lungs of immunodeficient mice (Balb/c ..."

2. Manual of Microbiologic Monitoring of Laboratory Animals edited by Kim Waggie (1994)
"Pneumocystosis in an animal colony should be suspected when pulmonary dysfunction is seen in old-age immunodeficient animals but not young ones. ..."

3. Microbial and Phenotypic Definition of Rats and Mice: Proceedings of the by National Research Council Staff, ebrary, Inc, National Research Council, International Committee, Commission on Life Sciences, National Academy of Sciences (1999)
"The quality control systems are basically different for animal experiments using immunodeficient animals and for those with little burden placed on the ..."

4. Clinician's Handbook of Preventive Services: Put Prevention Into Practice by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... 6 months in an immunodeficient recipient, or any time in a ... and long- Diarrhea term immunosuppressive therapy) immunodeficient household contact ..."

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