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autoimmunity

Pronunciation: aw′tō-i-myū′ni-tē

Definition: In immunology, the condition in which one's own tissues are subject to deleterious effects of actions of the immune system, as in autoallergy and in autoimmune disease; specific humoral or cell-mediated immune response against the body's own tissues.

Synonym(s): autoallergy

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