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immunosuppression

Pronunciation: im'yu-no-su-presh'un

Definition: Prevention or interference with the development of immunologic response; may reflect natural immunologic unresponsiveness (tolerance), may be artificially induced by chemical, biologic, or physical agents, or may be caused by disease.

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