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autoantigen

[ aw-toh-an-ti-juhn, -jen ]
/ ˌɔ toʊˈæn tɪ dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn /
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noun Immunology.

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

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Also called self-antigen.

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Medical definitions for autoantigen

autoantigen
[ ô′tō-ăntĭ-jən ]

n.

An endogenous antigen that stimulates the production of autoantibodies.
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