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graft-versus-host disease

[ graft-vur-suhs-hohst, grahft- ]
/ ˈgræftˌvɜr səsˈhoʊst, ˈgrɑft- /
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noun
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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Origin of graft-versus-host disease

First recorded in 1970–75

Words nearby graft-versus-host disease

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Medical definitions for graft-versus-host disease

graft-versus-host disease

n.
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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