Meaning of “autoimmune disease” in the English Dictionary

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"autoimmune disease" in British English

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autoimmune diseasenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ɔː.təʊ.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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)