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.

Origin of histocompatibility

First recorded in 1945–50; histo- + compatibility

Related forms

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

histocompatible, adjective
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Medicine 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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Science 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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