self-recognition


self–rec·og·ni·tion

noun \-ˌre-kig-ˈni-shən, -kəg-\

Definition of SELF-RECOGNITION

1
:  recognition of one's own self
2
:  the process by which the immune system of an organism distinguishes between the body's own chemicals, cells, and tissues and those of foreign organisms and agents

First Known Use of SELF-RECOGNITION

1946

self–rec·og·ni·tion

noun \-ˌrek-əg-ˈnish-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SELF–RECOGNITION

: the process by which the immune system of an organism distinguishes between the body's own chemicals, cells, and tissues and those of foreign organisms or agents—compare self-tolerance

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