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nonself

[non-self]
noun Immunology.
  1. any antigen-bearing foreign material that enters the body and normally stimulates an attack by the body's immune system (distinguished from self).
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Origin of nonself

First recorded in 1870–75; non- + self
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nonself in Medicine

nonself

(nŏn-sĕlf)
n.
  1. That which the immune system identifies as foreign to the body.
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