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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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.