autoantibody [aw-toh-an-ti-bod-ee, -an-tee-] WORD ORIGIN noun, plural au·to·an·ti·bod·ies. Immunology. anthat an organism produces against any of its own tissues, cells, or cell components.
Origin of autoantibody First recorded in 1905–10;+ Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for autoantibody autoantibody noun plural -bodies an antibody reacting with an antigen that is a part of the organism in which the antibody is formed Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 autoantibody in Medicine autoantibody [ô′tō-ăn′tĭ-bŏd′ē] n. An antibody that attacks the cells, tissues, or native proteins of the organism in which it was formed. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. autoantibody in Science autoantibody [ô′tō-ăn′tĭ-bŏd′ē] 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. The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.