Definition of Heterograft

1. Noun. Tissue from an animal of one species used as a temporary graft (as in cases of severe burns) on an individual of another species.

Exact synonyms: Xenograft
Generic synonyms: Graft, Transplant



Definition of Heterograft

1. Noun. A tissue graft taken from a species different from that of the recipient. ¹

2. Verb. To perform a tissue graft using tissue taken from a species different from that of the recipient. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heterograft

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Heterograft

1. A surgical graft of tissue from one species onto or into individuals of unlike species, genus or family. Also know as a heteroplastic graft. See: xenotransplantation. (11 May 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heterograft

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heterohelicene
heteroheptamer
heteroheptameric
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heterohexamer

Literary usage of Heterograft

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1. Modern ophthalmology by James Moores Ball (1908)
"If the skin is obtained from the patient it is known as an autografi; if from another person, it is a heterograft; if from one of the lower animals, ..."

2. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"Bone heterograft is a device intended to be implanted that is made from mature (adult) bovine bones and used to replace human bone following surgery in the ..."

3. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1922)
"Of 2 heterograft operations performed by them, both were failures. These results compare with the reports of 1 Surgery, ..."

4. Gynecology by Brooke Melancthon Anspach (1921)
"... ovary (heterograft) may be transplanted into the region of a resected and freshly opened tube, and, as a consequence, conception may subsequently occur. ..."

5. Manual of Neuro-surgery by United States Surgeon-General's Office (1919)
"Obviously, preference should be given to cartilage or bone and the autograft is to be preferred to the heterograft. The cartilaginous graft has some ..."

6. Gynecological Operations: Including Non-operative Treatment and Minor Gynecology by Henri Albert Charles Antoine Hartmann, Douglas William Sibbald (1913)
"... in more than 50 per cent, of cases, the heterograft succeeds only exceptionally. These grafts are made in the peritoneum or in the subcutaneous tissue. ..."

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