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 (ĭm′yə-nō-dĭ-fĭsh′ən-sē, ĭ-myo͞o′-)
n. pl. im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cies
An innate, acquired, or induced inability to develop a normal immune response.

im′mu·no·de·fi′cient adj.


(Medicine) (of a person's immune system) having a deficiency
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Adj.1.immunodeficient - incapable of developing an immune response following exposure to an antigen; "immunodeficient rodents"
immunocompetent - capable of developing an immune response following exposure to an antigen; "immunocompetent cells"


adj inmunodeficiente
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It should not be used in children who are immunodeficient.
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The cultivation of the bacteria in immunodeficient mice gave new life to research efforts.
It has advised that those with chronic diseases, pregnant women, immunodeficient patients, elderly people and children must postpone the travel.
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