allograft

[ al-uh-graft, -grahft ]
/ ˈæl əˌgræft, -ˌgrɑft /

noun Surgery.

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH allograft

allograph allograft
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British Dictionary definitions for allograft

allograft
/ (ˈæləʊˌɡrɑːft) /

noun

a tissue graft from a donor genetically unrelated to the recipient
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Medical definitions for allograft

allograft
[ ălə-grăft′ ]

n.

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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Scientific definitions for allograft

allograft
[ ălə-grăft′ ]

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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