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Medical Term:

autoallergy

Pronunciation: aw′tō-al′er-jē

Definition: An obsolete term for an altered reactivity in which antibodies (autoantibodies) are produced against a person's own tissues, causing a destructive rather than a protective effect.

Synonym(s): autoimmunity

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