SKIP TO CONTENT

immunological disorder

Definitions of immunological disorder
  1. noun
    a disorder of the immune system
    see moresee less
    types:
    show 7 types...
    hide 7 types...
    immunodeficiency
    immunological disorder in which some part of the body's immune system is inadequate and resistance to infectious diseases is reduced
    immunosuppression
    lowering the body's normal immune response to invasion by foreign substances; can be deliberate (as in lowering the immune response to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ) or incidental (as a side effect of radiotherapy or chemotherapy for cancer)
    anergy
    reduction or lack of an immune response to a specific antigen
    AIDS, acquired immune deficiency syndrome
    a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
    agammaglobulinemia
    a rare immunological disorder characterized by the virtual absence of gamma globulin in the blood and consequent susceptibility to infection
    hypogammaglobulinemia
    an abnormally low concentration of gamma globulin in the blood and increased risk of infection
    SCID, severe combined immunodeficiency, severe combined immunodeficiency disease
    a congenital disease affecting T cells that can result from a mutation in any one of several different genes; children with it are susceptible to infectious disease; if untreated it is lethal within the first year or two of life
    type of:
    disorder, upset
    a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning
Word Family
EDITOR’S CHOICE

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by Vocabulary.com’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.

SAT/PSAT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

TOEFL

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

ACT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 700+
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1 hour / week