[ al-uh-graft, -grahft ]

  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

Words that may be confused with allograft

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British Dictionary definitions for allograft


/ (ˈæləʊˌɡrɑːft) /

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

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Scientific definitions for allograft


[ ălə-grăft′ ]

  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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