Definition of immunocompetent in English:

immunocompetent

adjective

Medicine
  • Having a normal immune response.

    • ‘Five of the six reviews reported a statistically significant reduction in pneumococcal pneumonia and bacteraemia among immunocompetent adults who were not otherwise at increased risk.’
    • ‘Included in the patient population were immunocompetent adults receiving ventilatory support in hospital or long-term care settings.’
    • ‘When infected, 99% of immunocompetent patients are asymptomatic after low inoculum exposure.’
    • ‘The fungus is capable of causing disseminated infection in immunocompetent hosts and is endemic to distinct geographic regions.’
    • ‘Routine revaccination of immunocompetent persons previously vaccinated with 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine is not recommended.’

Pronunciation:

immunocompetent

/ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈkɒmpɪtənt/