acquired hyperlipoproteinemia n.
Hyperlipoproteinemia that develops as a consequence of some primary disease, such as thyroid deficiency. Also called nonfamilial hyperlipoproteinemia.
- Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
. noun the full name for AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome n. AIDS. acquired immune deficiency syndrome See AIDS.
- Acquired immunity
immunity arising from exposure to antigens. Historical Examples Unprotected by hereditary or acquired immunity, he contracted tuberculosis and faded away before our eyes. Hunting with the Bow and Arrow Saxton Pope He demonstrated that “there is but one permanent element in natural or acquired immunity, and that is phagocytosis.” Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916 Olga […]
- Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
. Contemporary Examples GRID, gay-related immune deficiency, became AIDS, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. You Don’t Actually Have Cancer Randi Hutter Epstein July 30, 2013 noun the full name for AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome n. AIDS. acquired immune deficiency syndrome n. AIDS. acquired immune deficiency syndrome See AIDS.
- Acquired nevus
acquired nevus acquired nevus n. A melanocytic nevus not visible at birth but appearing in childhood or adult life.
- Acquired taste
something that is unfamiliar or objectionable but becomes gradually more liked or accepted: His modern paintings are an acquired taste. Contemporary Examples Horse is an acquired taste that, as yet, I haven’t acquired. My Horsemeat Lunch Christopher Dickey February 26, 2013 Some think dark chocolate is an acquired taste, but those who like it have […]