Meaning of “autoimmune” in the English Dictionary

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"autoimmune" in British English

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autoimmuneadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˌɔː.təʊ.ɪˈmjuːn/ us /ˌɑː.t̬oʊ.ɪˈmjuːn/ 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.

(Definition of “autoimmune” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)