histocompatibility

[ his-toh-kuh m-pat-uh-bil-i-tee ]
/ ˌhɪs toʊ kəmˌpæt əˈbɪl ɪ ti /

noun Immunology.

the condition of having antigenic similarities such that cells or tissues transplanted from one (the donor) to another (the recipient) are not rejected.

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Origin of histocompatibility

First recorded in 1945–50; histo- + compatibility

OTHER WORDS FROM histocompatibility

his·to·com·pat·i·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for histocompatibility

histocompatibility
/ (ˌhɪstəʊkəmˌpætɪˈbɪlɪtɪ) /

noun

the degree of similarity between the histocompatibility antigens of two individuals. Histocompatibility determines whether an organ transplant will be tolerated

Derived forms of histocompatibility

histocompatible, adjective
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Medical definitions for histocompatibility

histocompatibility
[ hĭs′tō-kəm-păt′ə-bĭlĭ-tē ]

n.

A state or condition in which the absence of immunologic interference permits the grafting of tissue or the transfusion of blood without rejection.
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Scientific definitions for histocompatibility

histocompatibility
[ hĭs′tō-kəm-păt′ə-bĭlĭ-tē ]

A state or condition in which the absence of immunological interference permits the grafting of tissue or the transfusion of blood without rejection.
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