tissue typing

noun
identification of specific genetically linked antigens in tissue in order to minimize antigenic differences between donor and recipient tissue in organ transplantation.
Also called tissue matching.


Origin:
1960–65

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To find good matches, tissue typing is usually done on white blood cells, or leukocytes.
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