antiself

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anti- +‎ self

Adjective[edit]

antiself (not comparable)

  1. (immunology, of an antibody) Acting against the organism in which it occurs.

Noun[edit]

antiself (plural antiselves)

  1. An entity opposing or reflecting a self.
    • 1988, Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes (page 75)
      There could be whole antiworlds and antipeople made out of antiparticles. However, if you meet your antiself, don't shake hands!
    • 1999, Gerald R. Vizenor, Manifest Manners: Narratives on Postindian Survivance, page 7:
      The Western movies, of course, are not cultural visions, but the vicious encounters with the antiselves of civilization, the invented savage.

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