Definition of immunocompetent in English:

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immunocompetent

Pronunciation: /ˌimyənōˈkämpitənt/ /iˌmyo͞o-/

adjective

Medicine
Having a normal immune response.
Example sentences
  • Routine revaccination of immunocompetent persons previously vaccinated with 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine is not recommended.
  • When infected, 99% of immunocompetent patients are asymptomatic after low inoculum exposure.
  • The fungus is capable of causing disseminated infection in immunocompetent hosts and is endemic to distinct geographic regions.

Derivatives

immunocompetence

noun
Example sentences
  • Only a concentration at or above this one can be regarded as an indicator of immunological priming or immunocompetence.
  • Strong evidence suggests that dietary supplementation with arginine enhances immunocompetence in adults in humans and in animal models.
  • These diets contain specific combinations of nutrients that enhance immunocompetence, maintain intestinal integrity, and modify the response to stress.

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Syllabification: im·mu·no·com·pe·tent

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