self-tolerance

noun self-tol·er·ance \ ˌself-ˈtä-lə-rən(t)s , -ˈtäl-rən(t)s \

Definition of self-tolerance

: the physiological state that exists in an 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

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1962

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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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