Meaning of autoantigen in English:

autoantigen

Pronunciation /ˌɔːtəʊˈantɪdʒ(ə)n/

noun

Medicine
  • 1An antigenic preparation made from a patient's own bacterial flora, secretions, or tissue (now disused).

  • 2An antigen that is the target of an autoimmune response.

Origin

Early 20th century.