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graft-versus-host disease

[graft-vur-suh s-hohst, grahft-] /ˈgræftˌvɜr səsˈhoʊst, ˈgrɑft-/
a reaction in which the cells of transplanted tissue immunologically attack the cells of the host organism, occurring especially in bone-marrow transplants.
Origin of graft-versus-host disease
1970-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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graft-versus-host disease in Medicine

graft-versus-host disease n.
A type of incompatibility reaction of transplanted cells against host tissues that possess an antigen not possessed by the donor. Also called graft versus host reaction.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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