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[zen-uh-trans-plant, ‐plahnt, zee-nuh‐] /ˈzɛn əˌtræns plænt, ‐plɑnt, ˈzi nə‐/
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xenotransplantation, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for xenotransplantation


(surgery) an operation in which an organ or tissue is transferred from one animal to another of a different species
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xenotransplantation, noun
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xenotransplantation in Science
  (zěn'ə-trāns'plān-tā'shən, zē'nə-)   
The surgical transfer of cells, tissues, or especially whole organs from one species to another.
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xenotransplantation in Culture
xenotransplantation [(zen-uh-trans-plan-tay-shun)]

The transplantation of animal tissue or organs from one species to another.

Note: With the shortage of human organs available for transplant, some work has been done to use pig and nonhuman primate tissues and organs instead. Some critics charge that this could lead to new, dangerous forms of disease if a pathogen that now only affects animals becomes communicable among humans.
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