immunocompetence

immunocompetence
The ability to produce a normal immune response.

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im·mu·no·com·pe·tence -'käm-pət-ən(t)s n the capacity for a normal immune response <altered the \immunocompetence of the lymphocytes>
im·mu·no·com·pe·tent -ənt adj

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im·mu·no·com·pe·tence (im″u-no-komґpə-təns) the ability or capacity to develop an immune response (i.e., antibody production and/or cell-mediated immunity) following exposure to antigen; called also immunoresponsiveness and immunologic competence. immunocompetent adj

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