immunocompetence

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im·mu·no·com·pe·tent

 (ĭm′yə-nō-kŏm′pĭ-tənt, ĭ-myo͞o′-)
adj.
Having the normal bodily capacity to develop an immune response following exposure to an antigen.

im′mu·no·com′pe·tence n.

immunocompetence

(ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈkɒmpɪtəns)
n
(Biology) the capacity of the immune system to carry out its function of distinguishing alien from endogenous material; ability of the body to resist disease
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immunocompetence - the ability to develop an immune response following exposure to an antigen
ability - the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment
immunodeficiency - immunological disorder in which some part of the body's immune system is inadequate and resistance to infectious diseases is reduced
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Certain non-genetic factors such as dietary nutrient concentration, which influence growth can modify or alter the expression of the genes responsible for immunoresponsiveness (Klasing and Barnes, 1988; Katanbaf et al.
This cancer can arise secondary to the failure of an immunosurveillance mechanism in which immunoresponsiveness is extremely depressed.