Definition of immunocompromised in English:

immunocompromised

adjective

Medicine
  • Having an impaired immune system.

    ‘immunocompromised patients’
    • ‘The populations at risk are neonates, immunocompromised individuals, and patients predisposed by prior surgery or malignacy.’
    • ‘They rarely cause invasive disease, but can invade and disseminate in immunocompromised patients.’
    • ‘The last is particularly common in the elderly and in immunocompromised patients undergoing anti-cancer chemotherapy.’
    • ‘Immunosuppressed or immunocompromised patients are at higher risk for contracting waterborne infections.’
    • ‘Immune serum globulin has been used prophylactically and therapeutically against enteroviruses in neonates and immunocompromised patients.’

Pronunciation:

immunocompromised

/ɪˌmjuːnəʊˈkɒmprəmʌɪzd//ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈkɒmprəmʌɪzd/