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graft-versus-host disease

[graft-vur-suh s-hohst, grahft-]
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noun
  1. a reaction in which the cells of transplanted tissue immunologically attack the cells of the host organism, occurring especially in bone-marrow transplants.

Origin of graft-versus-host disease

First recorded in 1970–75
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graft-versus-host disease in Medicine

graft-versus-host disease

n.
  1. A type of incompatibility reaction of transplanted cells against host tissues that possess an antigen not possessed by the donor.graft-versus-host reaction
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