nonselves

nonself

[non-self]
noun Immunology.
any antigen-bearing foreign material that enters the body and normally stimulates an attack by the body's immune system (distinguished from self ).

Origin:
1870–75; non- + self

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nonself non·self (nŏn-sělf')
n.
That which the immune system identifies as foreign to the body.

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