[aw-toh-im-yuh-nuh-zey-shuh n, -i-myoo-]

noun Immunology.

antibody production by an organism in response to and against any of its own tissues, cells, or cell components.

Nearby words

  1. autoignition,
  2. autoignition point,
  3. autoimmune,
  4. autoimmune disease,
  5. autoimmune hemolytic anemia,
  6. autoimmunocytopenia,
  7. autoinfection,
  8. autoinfusion,
  9. autoinoculation,
  10. autointoxication

Origin of autoimmunization

First recorded in 1905–10; auto-1 + immunization

Also called autosensitization. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019