Origin of allogenic

First recorded in 1885–90; allo- + -genic
Related formsal·lo·gen·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Word Origin and History for allogenic

1888, from Greek allogenes "of another race, stranger," from allos "other, different" (see allo-) + -genes "born" (see -gen) + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

allogenic in Science


  1. Being genetically different although belonging to or obtained from the same species, as in tissue grafts.
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