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nonself

[non-self] /nɒnˈsɛlf/
noun, Immunology.
1.
any antigen-bearing foreign material that enters the body and normally stimulates an attack by the body's immune system (distinguished from self).
Origin of nonself
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75; non- + self
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nonself in Medicine

nonself non·self (nŏn-sělf')
n.
That which the immune system identifies as foreign to the body.

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