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autoantibody   (ô'tō-ān'tĭ-bŏd'ē)  Pronunciation Key 
An antibody that reacts with the cells, tissues, or native proteins of the individual in which it is produced. autoimmune diseases are caused by the presence of autoantibodies.
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