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autoaggressive

adjective au·to·ag·gres·sive \ ˌȯ-tō-ə-ˈgre-siv \

medical Definition of autoaggressive

: relating to or being antibodies or T cells that attack the molecules, cells, or tissues of the organism producing them : autoimmune
  • Ideally, one would like to modulate or eliminate the autoaggressive T cells but leave the remaining immune system intact.
  • —Hartmut Wekerle and Reinhard HohlfeldThe New England Journal of Medicine10 July 2003

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