[zen-uh-graft, -grahft, zee-nuh-]

noun Surgery.

a graft obtained from a member of one species and transplanted to a member of another species.

Nearby words

  1. xenogenesis,
  2. xenogenetic,
  3. xenogenic,
  4. xenogeny,
  5. xenoglossia,
  6. xenolith,
  7. xenomorphic,
  8. xenon,
  9. xenon arc,
  10. xenon hexafluoride

Origin of xenograft

First recorded in 1960–65; xeno- + graft1

Also called heterograft.

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British Dictionary definitions for xenograft



another word for heterograft
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Medicine definitions for xenograft


[zĕnə-grăft′, zēnə-]



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Science definitions for xenograft


[zĕnə-grăft′, zēnə-]

A graft in which the donor and recipient are of different species. Compare allograft autograft.
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