histocompatibility

[his-toh-kuh m-pat-uh-bil-i-tee]

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.

Nearby words

  1. histiogenic,
  2. histioid,
  3. histo-,
  4. histoblast,
  5. histochemistry,
  6. histocompatibility antigen,
  7. histocompatibility gene,
  8. histocyte,
  9. histocytosis,
  10. histodialysis


Origin of histocompatibility

First recorded in 1945–50; histo- + compatibility

Related formshis·to·com·pat·i·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for histocompatibility

histocompatibility

noun

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