acquired immune deficiency syndrome

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acquired immune deficiency syndrome

n.
See AIDS.
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acquired immune deficiency syndrome

or

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

n
(Pathology) the full name for AIDS
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AIDS

(eɪdz)

n.
a disease of the immune system characterized by increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections, to certain cancers, and to neurological disorders: caused by a retrovirus and transmitted chiefly through blood or blood products that enter the body's bloodstream, esp. by sexual contact or contaminated hypodermic needles.
[1982; a(cquired)i(mmune)d(eficiency)s(yndrome)]
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ac·quired immune deficiency syndrome

(ə-kwīrd′)
See AIDS.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acquired immune deficiency syndrome - a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needlesacquired immune deficiency syndrome - a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
immunodeficiency - immunological disorder in which some part of the body's immune system is inadequate and resistance to infectious diseases is reduced
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
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Translations
متلازِمة نقص المناعة المكتسب
syndrome d'immunodéficience acquise
sindrome da immunodeficienza acquisita
こうてんせいめんえきふぜんしょうこうぐん後天性免疫不全症候群
후천성면역결핍증
syndrome comparati defectus immunitatis
síndrome da imunodeficiência adquirida
sindromul imunodeficienţei autodobândite
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