auto-immunity /ö-tō-i-mūˈni-ti/
The production by a living body of antibodies which attack constituents of its own tissues, the cause of certain serious diseases (auto-immune diseases)
ORIGIN:auto- (1)
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auto-immuneˈ adjective
auto-immunizaˈtion or auto-immunisaˈtion noun

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