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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 tissues
(Definition of autoimmune disease from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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