[ 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.

Origin of allograft

First recorded in 1960–65; allo- + graft1

Can be confused

allograph allograft Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for allograft


/ (ˈæləʊˌɡrɑːft) /


a tissue graft from a donor genetically unrelated to the recipient

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Medicine definitions for allograft


[ ălə-grăft′ ]


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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Science definitions for 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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