self-limited
adjective Date: 1845 limited by one's or its own nature; specifically running a definite and limited course <
a self-limited disease
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-limited — Denoting a disease that tends to cease after a definite period; e.g., pneumonia. * * * self lim·it·ed lim ət əd adj limited by one s or its own nature specif running a definite and limited course <the disease is self limited, and the prognosis …   Medical dictionary

  • self-limited — /self lim i tid, self /, adj. (of a disease) running a definite and limited course. Also, self limiting. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-limited — adjective relating to a disease that tends to run a definite course without treatment • Pertains to noun: ↑limit • Topics: ↑medicine, ↑medical specialty …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-limited disease — a disease that by its very nature runs a limited and definite course …   Medical dictionary

  • self-lim|it|ing — «SEHLF LIHM uh tihng», adjective. 1. limiting or controlling oneself or itself; self regulating. 2. = self limited. (Cf. ↑self limited) …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-lim|it|ed — «SEHLF LIHM uh tihd», adjective. 1. limited by oneself or itself. 2. (of a disease) that runs a definite course, being little modified by treatment: »Influenza is self limited, usually lasting three or four days (Science News Letter) …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-limiting — self limitation, n. /self lim i ting/, adj. 1. limiting oneself or itself: a self limiting authority. 2. (of a disease) self limited. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-limiting — self lim·it·ing ət iŋ adj SELF LIMITED <a self limiting disease> …   Medical dictionary

  • self-limiting — adjective Date: 1863 limiting oneself or itself; especially of a disease self limited …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • self-limiting — (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : limiting oneself or itself : self limited …   Useful english dictionary

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