an that an organism produces against any of its own tissues, cells, or cell components.
noun (pl) -bodies
an antibody reacting with an antigen that is a part of the organism in which the antibody is formed
autoantibody au·to·an·ti·bod·y (ô’tō-ān’tĭ-bŏd’ē)
An antibody that attacks the cells and tissues of the organism in which it was formed.
An antibody that reacts with the cells, tissues, or native proteins of the individual in which it is produced. Autoimmune diseases are caused by the presence of autoantibodies.
- Auto body
noun the outer fiberglass, metal, etc. shell of an automobile as opposed to the chassis; also written autobody Examples The auto body shop did a great job fixing my car after I backed into a big rock. Word Origin 1912 Contemporary Examples Pagan said they soon after saw a luxury car pull up the auto […]
- Auto bra
noun See car bra
- Auto court
- Auto idle
auto idle A facility provided by some Intel clock doubled microprocessors where the internal clock can be slowed to the external clock rate while the processor is waiting for data from memory, returning to full speed as soon as the data arrives. See also System Management Mode. (1994-11-09)