[ graft-vur-suhs-hohst, grahft- ]
/ ˈgræftˌvɜr səsˈhoʊst, ˈgrɑft- /
a reaction in which the cells of transplanted tissue immunologically attack the cells of the host organism, occurring especially in bone-marrow transplants.
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First recorded in 1970–75
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Medical definitions for graft-versus-host disease
A type of incompatibility reaction of transplanted cells against host tissues that possess an antigen not possessed by the donor.graft-versus-host reaction
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