Definition of "immunocompetent" [immunocompetent]

  • Having the normal bodily capacity to develop an immune response following exposure to an antigen. (adjective)

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Use "immunocompetent" in a sentence
  • "Although in immunocompetent persons Cryptosporidium infections, which are characterized by what else but diarrhea tend to be self-limiting and self-curing, in immunocompromised individuals, as well as the very young, pregnant women, and the very elderly Cryptosporidiosis is a significant health concern."
  • "Association between Staphylococcus aureus strains carrying gene for Panton-Valentine leukocidin and highly lethal necrotising pneumonia in young immunocompetent patients."
  • "Fatal community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia in an immunocompetent young adult."