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English definition of “autoimmune disease”

autoimmune disease

noun [C or U] uk   /ɔː.teʊ.ɪˈmjuːn dɪˌziːz/ us    /ˌɔː.t̬oʊ.ɪˈmjuːn dɪˌziːz/ specialized
a disease in which a person's immune system wrongly attacks its own healthy tissuesDisease and illness - general words
(Definition of autoimmune disease from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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