any antigen-bearing foreign material that enters the body and normally stimulates an attack by the body’s immune system (distinguished from ).
nonself non·self (nŏn-sělf’)
That which the immune system identifies as foreign to the body.
[non-self-an-ti-juh n, -jen] /nɒnˈsɛlfˌæn tɪ dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn/ noun, Immunology. 1. any of the antigens present in an individual that originate outside the body (contrasted with ).
[self-guhv-ernd, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈgʌv ərnd, ˈsɛlf-/ adjective 1. governed by itself or having self-government, as a state or community; independent. 2. self-regulating; self-determining. 3. exercising self-restraint or self-control.
[si-man-tik] /sɪˈmæn tɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or arising from the different meanings of words or other symbols: semantic change; semantic confusion. 2. of or relating to . /sɪˈmæntɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to meaning or arising from distinctions between the meanings of different words or symbols 2. of or relating to semantics […]
[sen-sey-shuh-nl-iz-uh m] /sɛnˈseɪ ʃə nlˌɪz əm/ noun 1. subject matter, language, or style producing or designed to produce startling or thrilling impressions or to excite and please vulgar taste. 2. the use of or interest in this subject matter, language, or style: The cheap tabloids relied on sensationalism to increase their circulation. 3. Philosophy. 4. […]