self-recognition

noun
self-rec·og·ni·tion | \ˌself-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

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1777, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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self-recognition

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

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