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English definition of “autoimmune”


adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌɔː.təʊ.ɪˈmjuːn/ us    /ˌɑː.t̬oʊ-/ specialized
relating to a condition in which someone's antibodies attack substances that are naturally found in the body: One type of diabetes is an autoimmune disease/disorder that may be triggered by a virus.Immunology and vaccination
(Definition of autoimmune from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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