self–tolerance

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

Definition of self–tolerance

  1. :  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

First Known Use of self–tolerance

1964


Medical Dictionary

self–tolerance

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

Medical Definition of self–tolerance

  1. :  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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