Medical Dictionary

self–tolerance

noun self–tol·er·ance \ˈself-ˈtäl(-ə)-rən(t)s\

Medical Definition of SELF-TOLERANCE

:  the physiological state that exists in a developing organism when its immune system has proceeded far enough in the process of self-recognition to lose the capacity to attack and destroy its own bodily constituents—called also horror autotoxicus

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