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

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
April 01, 2015
diapause Hear it
a period of physiological dormancy
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