nonself-antigen

or non·self an·ti·gen

[ non-self-an-ti-juh n, -jen ]
/ nɒnˈsɛlfˌæn tɪ dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn /

noun Immunology.

any of the antigens present in an individual that originate outside the body (contrasted with self-antigen).

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Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
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