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.

Nearby words

  1. autoallergy,
  2. autoallogamy,
  3. autoanalysis,
  4. autoanalyzer,
  5. autoantibody,
  6. autobahn,
  7. autobio,
  8. autobiog,
  9. autobiographical,
  10. autobiography

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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