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[aw-tuh-graft, -grahft]
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noun Surgery.
  1. a tissue or organ that is grafted into a new position on the body of the individual from which it was removed.
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Origin of autograft

First recorded in 1915–20; auto-1 + graft1
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British Dictionary definitions for autograft


  1. surgery a tissue graft obtained from one part of a patient's body for use on another part
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autograft in Medicine


  1. A tissue or an organ grafted into a new position in or on the body of the same individual.autologous graft autotransplant
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autograft in Science


  1. A graft transferred from one position to another in or on the body of an individual. Compare allograft xenograft.
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