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[aw-tol-uh-guh s] /ɔˈtɒl ə gəs/
from the same organism:
an autologous graft.
Origin of autologous
1920-25; auto-1 + -logous (see -logy, -ous), on the model of homologous Unabridged
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Examples from the web for autologous
  • Instead, the vaccines use killed autologous tumor cells from the patient to activate the immune system.
  • If the marrow or blood cells used are the patient's own, the transplant is called autologous.
  • autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplantation makes use of one's own stem cells.
  • autologous donations are sometimes transfused without further modification.
British Dictionary definitions for autologous


(of a tissue graft, blood transfusion, etc) originating from the recipient rather than from a donor
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autologous in Medicine

autologous au·tol·o·gous (ô-tŏl'ə-gəs)

  1. Of or relating to a natural, normal occurrence in a certain type of tissue or in a specific structure of the body.

  2. Of or relating to a graft in which the donor and recipient areas are in the same individual.

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autologous in Science
Derived or transplanted from the same individual's body.
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