autoantigen

[aw-toh-an-ti-juh n, -jen]

noun Immunology.

an antigen of one's own cells or cell products.

Origin of autoantigen

Also called self-antigen.
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autoantigen in Medicine

autoantigen

[ô′tō-ăntĭ-jən]

n.

An endogenous antigen that stimulates the production of autoantibodies.
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