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nonself

[ non-self ]
/ nɒnˈsɛlf /
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noun Immunology.

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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Medical definitions for nonself

nonself
[ nŏn-sĕlf ]

n.

That which the immune system identifies as foreign to the body.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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