[aw-tol-uh-guh s]
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Origin of autologous

1920–25; auto-1 + -logous (see -logy, -ous), on the model of homologous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for autologous

alike, analogous, correspondent, corresponding, related, autologous

British Dictionary definitions for autologous


  1. (of a tissue graft, blood transfusion, etc) originating from the recipient rather than from a donor
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autologous in Medicine


  1. Of or relating to a natural, normal occurrence in a certain type of tissue or in a specific structure of the body.
  2. Of or relating to a graft in which the donor and recipient areas are in the same individual.
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autologous in Science


  1. Derived or transplanted from the same individual's body.
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