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[al-uh-graft, -grahft]
noun Surgery.
  1. a tissue or organ obtained from one member of a species and grafted to a genetically dissimilar member of the same species.
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Origin of allograft

First recorded in 1960–65; allo- + graft1
Can be confusedallograph allograft
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British Dictionary definitions for allograft


  1. a tissue graft from a donor genetically unrelated to the recipient
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allograft in Medicine


  1. A graft of tissue obtained from a donor genetically different from, though of the same species as the recipient.allogeneic graft allogeneic homograft homograft homologous graft homoplastic graft
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allograft in Science


  1. A graft transplanted from a donor who is of the same species as the recipient but who is genetically distinct. Compare autograft xenograft.
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