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English definition of “common variable immunodeficiency”

common variable immunodeficiency

noun [U] uk   /ˌkɒm.ən ˌveə.ri.ə.bel ɪm.jə.nəʊ.dɪˈfɪʃ.ənt.si/ us    /ˈkɑm.ən ˈveər.i.ə.bəl ˌɪm.jə.noʊ.dɪˈfɪʃ.ən.si/ (also CVID) specialized
a group of disorders in which the body has difficulty protecting itself against disease: People with common variable immunodeficiency often suffer from infections.
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