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histocompatibility

[his-toh-kuh m-pat-uh-bil-i-tee] /ˌhɪs toʊ kəmˌpæt əˈbɪl ɪ ti/
noun, Immunology
1.
the condition of having antigenic similarities such that cells or tissues transplanted from one (the donor) to another (the recipient) are not rejected.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; histo- + compatibility
Related forms
histocompatible, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for histocompatibility

histocompatibility

/ˌhɪstəʊkəmˌpætɪˈbɪlɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the degree of similarity between the histocompatibility antigens of two individuals. Histocompatibility determines whether an organ transplant will be tolerated
Derived Forms
histocompatible, adjective
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histocompatibility in Medicine

histocompatibility his·to·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty (hĭs'tō-kəm-pāt'ə-bĭl'ĭ-tē)
n.
A state or condition in which the absence of immunologic interference permits the grafting of tissue or the transfusion of blood without rejection.

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histocompatibility in Science
histocompatibility
  (hĭs'tō-kəm-pāt'ə-bĭl'ĭ-tē)   
A state or condition in which the absence of immunological interference permits the grafting of tissue or the transfusion of blood without rejection.
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