agammaglobulinemic, adj.
/ay'gam euh glob'yeuh leuh nee"mee euh/, n. Pathol.
a condition of the blood, either congenital or acquired, in which there is near or complete absence of gamma globulin and a failure of the body to form antibodies, resulting in a frequent occurrence of infectious disease.
[1950-55; A-6 + GAMMA GLOBULIN + -EMIA]

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