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autoimmune

[ aw-toh-i-myoon ]
/ ˌɔ toʊ ɪˈmyun /
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adjective Immunology.
of or relating to the immune response of an organism against any of its own tissues, cells, or cell components.
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Origin of autoimmune

First recorded in 1950–55; auto-1 + immune

OTHER WORDS FROM autoimmune

au·to·im·mu·ni·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for autoimmune

autoimmune
/ (ˌɔːtəʊɪˈmjuːn) /

adjective
(of a disease) caused by the action of antibodies produced against substances normally present in the body

Derived forms of autoimmune

autoimmunity, noun
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Medical definitions for autoimmune

autoimmune
[ ô′tō-ĭ-myōōn ]

adj.
Of or relating to an immune response by the body against one of its own tissues, cells, or molecules.

Other words from autoimmune

au′to•im•muni•ty n.au′to•im′mu•ni•zation (-ĭm′yə-nə-zāshən) n.
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