Definition of autoimmune adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

autoimmune

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌɔːtəʊɪˈmjuːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːtoʊɪˈmjuːn//
 
[only before noun](medical)
 
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an autoimmune disease or medical condition is one that is caused by substances that usually prevent illness an autoimmune response
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: autoimmune