Medical Dictionary

self–antigen

noun self–an·ti·gen \-ˈant-i-jən\

Medical Definition of SELF-ANTIGEN

:  any molecule or chemical group of an organism which acts as an antigen in inducing antibody formation in another organism but to which the healthy immune system of the parent organism is tolerant

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