Definition of immunocompetence in US English:

immunocompetence

noun

Medicine
  • See immunocompetent

    • ‘In addition, physical factors such as the patient's general health, nutrition, and immunocompetence should be evaluated.’
    • ‘Strong evidence suggests that dietary supplementation with arginine enhances immunocompetence in adults in humans and in animal models.’
    • ‘Involuntary weight loss can lead to muscle wasting, decreased immunocompetence, depression and an increased rate of disease complications.’
    • ‘Only a concentration at or above this one can be regarded as an indicator of immunological priming or immunocompetence.’
    • ‘These diets contain specific combinations of nutrients that enhance immunocompetence, maintain intestinal integrity, and modify the response to stress.’