histocompatibility

histocompatibility

[his-toh-kuhm-pat-uh-bil-i-tee]
noun Immunology.
the condition of having antigenic similarities such that cells or tissues transplanted from one (the donor) to another (the recipient) are not rejected.


Origin:
1945–50; histo- + compatibility

histocompatible, adjective
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histocompatibility (ˌhɪstəʊkəmˌpætɪˈbɪlɪtɪ)
 
n
the degree of similarity between the histocompatibility antigens of two individuals. Histocompatibility determines whether an organ transplant will be tolerated
 
histocom'patible
 
adj

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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   (hĭs'tō-kəm-pāt'ə-bĭl'ĭ-tē)  Pronunciation Key 
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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