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Noun: immunosuppression  i,myoo-now-su'pre-shun
  1. Lowering the body's normal immune response to invasion by foreign substances; can be deliberate (as in lowering the immune response to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ) or incidental (as a side effect of radiotherapy or chemotherapy for cancer)

Derived forms: immunosuppressions

Type of: immunological disorder

Encyclopedia: Immunosuppression