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Medical Term:

severe combined immunodeficient mice

Pronunciation: se-ver' kom-bind i-myu'no-de-fi'shent mis

Definition: Mice that lack both T and B lymphocytes and are used for transplantation and study of human lymphoid tissues resulting in a SCID-human mouse chimera.

See Also: severe combined immunodeficiency, SCID mice

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