Definition of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in English:

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

noun

Medicine
  • The disorder resulting from infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), characterized by a reduction in the number of helper T lymphocytes with fever, weight loss, lymphadenopathy, and the occurrence of opportunistic infections and malignant tumours; abbreviated AIDS.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in Ophthalmology.