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Definition of "autoantibody" [autoantibody]

  • An antibody that reacts with the cells, tissues, or native proteins of the individual in which it is produced. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "autoantibody" in a sentence
  • "Antinuclear/anticytoplasmic antibodies: screening test, specific autoantibody tests, and LE cell preparation"
  • "For more on the complexities of predicting who will have the disease based on autoantibody testing in autoimmune diseases in general, please see chapter 5, “The Autoimmune Disease Detectives.”"
  • "Endocrine disruptors environmental estrogens enhance autoantibody production by B1 cells."