xenograft

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

noun Surgery.

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

Origin of xenograft

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

xenograft

/ (ˈzɛnəʊˌɡrɑːft) /

noun

another word for heterograft
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Medicine definitions for xenograft

xenograft

[ zĕnə-grăft′, zēnə- ]

n.

heterograft
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Science 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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