autoantigen

[ aw-toh-an-ti-juh n, -jen ]
/ ˌɔ toʊˈæn tɪ dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn /

noun Immunology.

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

Origin of autoantigen

Also called self-antigen.
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Medicine definitions for autoantigen

autoantigen

[ ô′tō-ăntĭ-jən ]

n.

An endogenous antigen that stimulates the production of autoantibodies.

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