noun. 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).
- immuno- (English)
- suppression (English)
Example sentences of the word immunosuppression
1. Noun, singular or mass
It can prove fatal in people who suffer from any type of immunosuppression.