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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.
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(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"
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adj inmunodeficiente
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