an antibody 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.
an antigen of one’s own cells or cell products. autoantigen au·to·an·ti·gen (ô’tō-ān’tĭ-jən) n. A tissue constituent that evokes an immune response to the host’s tissues.
(in Germany and Austria) a superhighway; expressway. Contemporary Examples After two hours, we exited the autobahn onto an old and broken road. The Fourth War: My Lunch with a Jihadi Elliot Ackerman January 20, 2014 The Accident concerns a mysterious crash on the Vienna autobahn, in which a young couple is ejected from a taxi. […]
autobaud automatic baud rate detection
suicide by crashing the vehicle one is driving. noun a chemical created by bacteria that is toxic only to other bacteria of the same species Word Origin auto ‘self, one’s own’