immunosuppress

/ˌɪmjunoʊsəˈprɛs/ (say .imyoohnohsuh'pres)

verb (t)
to suppress the immune system of (an animal or human being).

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • immunosuppress — transitive verb see immunosuppression * * * /im yeuh noh seuh pres , i myooh /, v.t., v.i. to suppress the normal immune response. [1965 70; back formation from IMMUNOSUPPRESSION or IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE] * * * immunosuppressˈ transitive verb and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • immunosuppress — transitive verb see immunosuppression …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • immunosuppress — /im yeuh noh seuh pres , i myooh /, v.t., v.i. to suppress the normal immune response. [1965 70; back formation from IMMUNOSUPPRESSION or IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • immunosuppress — im·mu·no·sup·press sə pres vt to suppress the natural immune responses of <a chronically immunosuppressed patient> …   Medical dictionary

  • immunosuppress — im·mu·no·suppress …   English syllables

  • immunosuppression — noun Date: 1963 suppression (as by drugs) of natural immune responses • immunosuppress transitive verb • immunosuppressant noun or adjective • immunosuppressive adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Regulatory T cell — Regulatory T cells (sometimes known as suppressor T cells) are a specialized subpopulation of T cells that act to suppress activation of the immune system and thereby maintain immune system homeostasis and tolerance to self antigens. The… …   Wikipedia

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