[ self-lim-i-tid, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈlɪm ɪ tɪd, ˈsɛlf- /


(of a disease) running a definite and limited course.

Origin of self-limited

First recorded in 1835–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Running a definite course within a specific period; little modified by treatment. Used of a disease.
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