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noun self–rec·og·ni·tion \-ˌrek-əg-ˈnish-ən\

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


May 26, 2015
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