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[aw-tuh-graft, -grahft] /ˈɔ təˌgræft, -ˌgrɑft/
noun, Surgery
a tissue or organ that is grafted into a new position on the body of the individual from which it was removed.
Also called autoplast, autotransplant.
Origin of autograft
1915-20; auto-1 + graft1 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for autograft


(surgery) a tissue graft obtained from one part of a patient's body for use on another part
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autograft in Medicine

autograft au·to·graft (ô'tō-grāft')
A tissue or an organ grafted into a new position in or on the body of the same individual. Also called autogeneic graft, autologous graft, autoplastic graft, autotransplant.

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autograft in Science
A graft transferred from one position to another in or on the body of an individual. Compare allograft, xenograft.

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