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xenograft

[ zen-uh-graft, -grahft, zee-nuh- ]
/ ˈzɛn əˌgræft, -ˌgrɑft, ˈzi nə- /
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noun Surgery.

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

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Also called heterograft.

Origin of xenograft

First recorded in 1960–65; xeno- + graft1
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British Dictionary definitions for xenograft

xenograft
/ (ˈzɛnəʊˌɡrɑːft) /

noun

another word for heterograft
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for xenograft

xenograft
[ zĕnə-grăft′, zēnə- ]

n.

heterograft
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for xenograft

xenograft
[ zĕnə-grăft′, zēnə- ]

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