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autoimmunization

[aw-toh-im-yuh-nuh-zey-shuh n, -i-myoo-] /ˌɔ toʊˌɪm yə nəˈzeɪ ʃən, -ɪˌmyu-/
noun, Immunology
1.
antibody production by an organism in response to and against any of its own tissues, cells, or cell components.
Also called autosensitization.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; auto-1 + immunization
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