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, in the meaning defined above

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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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