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

im′mu·no·com′pe·tence 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
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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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We previously reported that imDCs infected with Ad.CCR7 exhibit a strong migratory capacity, but this was accompanied by a heightened immunoresponsiveness that might be detrimental to graft survival [13].
Host immunoresponsiveness, a decrease in organism loading after corneal scrapings, and the possible antifungal effects of certain antibiotics [32] are likely associated with the solution of infection in these cases.
Sant'Anna et al., "Genetics of immunoresponsiveness to natural antigens in the mouse," Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology, vol.