nonself
nonself on"self`, n. 1. That which is not oneself. [PJC]

2. (Immunology) Any material that enters the body and is not recognized by the immune system as being part of its body, thereby triggering an immune response; any material appearing to the immune system to be foreign to its body. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • nonself — non·self nän self n material that is foreign to the body of an organism nonself adj * * * non·self (nonґself″) in immunology, pertaining to foreign antigens. Cf. self …   Medical dictionary

  • nonself — ˌ noun : material that is foreign to the body of an organism • nonself adjective * * * /non self /, n. Immunol. any antigen bearing foreign material that enters the body and normally stimulates an attack by the body s immune system (distinguished …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonself — noun Date: 1874 material that is foreign to the body of an organism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nonself — /non self /, n. Immunol. any antigen bearing foreign material that enters the body and normally stimulates an attack by the body s immune system (distinguished from self). [1870 75; NON + SELF] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonself — noun a) Any entity other than oneself. b) All agents and substances that are not bodys own …   Wiktionary

  • nonself — non·self …   English syllables

  • nonself — non•self [[t]nɒnˈsɛlf[/t]] n. imu any antigen bearing foreign material that enters the body and normally stimulates an attack by the body s immune system (disting. from self). • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • nonself-antigen — /non self an ti jeuhn, jen /, n. Immunol. any of the antigens present in an individual that originate outside the body (contrasted with self antigen). Also, nonself antigen. * * * …   Universalium

  • nonself-antigen — /non self an ti jeuhn, jen /, n. Immunol. any of the antigens present in an individual that originate outside the body (contrasted with self antigen). Also, nonself antigen …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonself-governing — adj. * * * …   Universalium

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