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antigen
Any substance that causes the production of antibodies by the body's immune system.
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autoantigen, autoantigenic; self-antigen
1. An antigen of one's own cells or cell products.
2. A "self antigen"; any tissue constituent that evokes an immune response to the host's tissues.
3. A type of antigen present in the tissues of an organism which causes the development of corresponding antibodies.

An antigen is a harmful substance that causes a person's body to produce antibodies to fight the body itself.

Antigens include toxins (poisons), bacteria, foreign blood cells, and the cells of transplanted organs.

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theta antigen
A cell membrane constituent which distinguishes T cells from other lymphocytes.
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