Definition of immune deficiency in English:

immune deficiency

Line breaks: im¦mune de|fi¦ciency

noun

[mass noun]
  • Failure of the immune system to protect the body adequately from infection, due to the absence or insufficiency of some component process or substance: severe immune deficiency caused by a genetic defect [count noun]: serums to treat immune deficiencies
    More example sentences
    • Of note, the viral load appears to be lower in women than in men early in HIV infection, but as immune deficiency advances, gender differences generally disappear.
    • These include immune deficiency diseases such as HIV / AIDS and chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, emphysema or diabetes.
    • Causes of immune deficiency include autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, and human immunodeficiency virus infection.

More definitions of immune deficiency

Definition of immune deficiency in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrəˈgāSHən
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space