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[al-uh-graft, -grahft] /ˈæl əˌgræft, -ˌgrɑft/
noun, Surgery
a tissue or organ obtained from one member of a species and grafted to a genetically dissimilar member of the same species.
Origin of allograft
1960-65; allo- + graft1
Can be confused
allograph, allograft. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for allograft


a tissue graft from a donor genetically unrelated to the recipient
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allograft in Medicine

allograft al·lo·graft (āl'ə-grāft')
A graft of tissue obtained from a donor genetically different from, though of the same species as the recipient. Also called allogeneic graft, allogeneic homograft, homograft, homologous graft, homoplastic graft.

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allograft in Science
A graft transplanted from a donor who is of the same species as the recipient but who is genetically distinct. Compare autograft, xenograft.

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