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English definition of “autoimmune”


adjective [before noun]     /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 adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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