autologous

[aw-tol-uh-guhs]
adjective
from the same organism: an autologous graft.

Origin:
1920–25; auto-1 + -logous (see -logy, -ous), on the model of homologous

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

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

  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   (ô-tŏl'ə-gəs)  Pronunciation Key 
Derived or transplanted from the same individual's body.
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Example sentences
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.
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