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[zen-uh-graft, -grahft, zee-nuh-]
noun Surgery.
  1. a graft obtained from a member of one species and transplanted to a member of another species.
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Origin of xenograft

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


  1. another word for heterograft
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xenograft in Medicine


(zĕnə-grăft′, zēnə-)
  1. heterograft
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xenograft in Science


[zĕnə-grăft′, zēnə-]
  1. A graft in which the donor and recipient are of different species. Compare allograft autograft.
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