[ aw-tuh-graft, -grahft ]

  1. a tissue or organ that is grafted into a new position on the body of the individual from which it was removed.

Origin of autograft

First recorded in 1915–20; auto-1 + graft1

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British Dictionary definitions for autograft


/ (ˈɔːtəˌɡrɑːft) /

  1. surgery a tissue graft obtained from one part of a patient's body for use on another part

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Scientific definitions for autograft


[ ôtō-grăft′ ]

  1. A graft transferred from one position to another in or on the body of an individual. Compare allograft xenograft.

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