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au·to·im·mu·ni·za·tion or Brit au·to·im·mu·ni·sa·tionə-nə-'zā-shənalso -im-.yü-nə- n production by the body of an immune response against its own tissue constituents

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au·to·im·mu·ni·za·tion (aw″to-im″u-nĭ-zaґshən) the induction in an individual of an immune response to its own tissue constituents, which may lead to pathological sequelae such as autoimmune disease. Called also autosensitization. See also autoantibody.

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