Definition of autoimmune in English:

autoimmune

adjective

Medicine
  • Relating to disease caused by antibodies or lymphocytes produced against substances naturally present in the body.

    ‘the infection triggers an autoimmune response’
    • ‘With disease progression, the autoimmune response of the disease may become more difficult to suppress.’
    • ‘In autoimmune diseases, antibodies attack the body itself.’
    • ‘It can occur by itself or with other, common autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.’
    • ‘Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic inflammatory autoimmune disease of unknown cause.’
    • ‘It is associated with autoimmune illnesses, including rheumatoid arthritis.’
    • ‘The result is an increased risk of autoimmune diseases, in which your immune system attacks your body's own cells.’
    • ‘The findings may provide new approaches for treating cancer and autoimmune diseases.’
    • ‘Patients with autoimmune liver disease, drug-induced hepatitis and alcoholic liver injury were excluded.’
    • ‘Another common autoimmune rheumatic disease in which the skin is often injured is lupus erythematosus.’
    • ‘Patients with this primary immunodeficiency disorder are at risk for autoimmune diseases and cancer.’

Pronunciation:

autoimmune

/ˌôdōəˈmyo͞on/