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autoantibody

[ aw-toh-an-ti-bod-ee, -an-tee- ]
/ 藢蓴 to蕣藞忙n t瑟藢b蓲d i, -藞忙n ti- /
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noun, plural au路to路an路ti路bod路ies.Immunology.
an antibody that an organism produces against any of its own tissues, cells, or cell components.
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Origin of autoantibody

First recorded in 1905鈥10; auto-1 + antibody
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British Dictionary definitions for autoantibody

autoantibody
/ (藢蓴藧t蓹蕣藞忙nt瑟藢b蓲d瑟) /

noun plural -bodies
an antibody reacting with an antigen that is a part of the organism in which the antibody is formed
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Medical definitions for autoantibody

autoantibody
[ 么鈥瞭艒-膬nt沫-b艔d鈥材 ]

n.
An antibody that attacks the cells, tissues, or native proteins of the organism in which it was formed.
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Scientific definitions for autoantibody

autoantibody
[ 么鈥瞭艒-膬nt沫-b艔d鈥材 ]

An antibody that reacts with the cells, tissues, or native proteins of the individual in which it is produced. Autoimmune diseases are caused by the presence of autoantibodies.
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