self-antigen

noun
self-an·​ti·​gen | \ -ˈant-i-jən How to pronounce self-antigen (audio) \

Medical Definition of self-antigen

: any molecule or chemical group of an organism which acts as an antigen in inducing antibody formation in another organism but to which the healthy immune system of the parent organism is tolerant

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“Self-antigen.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/self-antigen. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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