Immunocompetence



[im-yuh-noh-kom-pi-tnt, ih-myoo-] /ˌɪm yə noʊˈkɒm pɪ tnt, ɪˌmyu-/

adjective
1.
having the potential for immunologic response; capable of developing immunity after exposure to antigen.
/ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈkɒmpɪtəns/
noun
1.
the capacity of the immune system to carry out its function of distinguishing alien from endogenous material; ability of the body to resist disease

immunocompetent im·mu·no·com·pe·tent (ĭm’yə-nō-kŏm’pĭ-tənt, ĭ-myōō’-)
adj.
Having the normal bodily capacity to develop an immune response following exposure to an antigen.
im’mu·no·com’pe·tence n.

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