Definition of Homograft

1. Noun. Tissue or organ transplanted from a donor of the same species but different genetic makeup; recipient's immune system must be suppressed to prevent rejection of the graft.

Exact synonyms: Allograft
Generic synonyms: Graft, Transplant



Definition of Homograft

1. Noun. An allograft ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Homograft

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Homograft

1. Outmoded term for a graft from one of an individual species to another. Includes allogeneic grafts between genetically dissimilar individuals and syngeneic grafts between identical individual (e.g. Twins). This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Homograft

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homoiconic

Literary usage of Homograft

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1. Smart Prosthetics: Task Group Summaries by National Academies (2007)
"Even human homograft (cadaver) valves used in small infants tend to calcify before the patient reaches adulthood. To overcome these significant problems ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"January 1970 «M Circadian Rhythms in Human Heart homograft Abstract. ... Lead 2 of the electrocardiographic tracing of donor heart homograft, ..."

3. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"homograft is skin harvested from cadavers. This skin can be maintained in a ... The biologic dressing, whether xenograft or homograft, is usually removed ..."

4. The Medical Implications of Nuclear War by Fredric Solomon (1986)
"The Effect of Topical Chemotherapy and Use of homograft Skin as a Biological Dressing on Burn Mortality. In AW Phillips and CW Walter, eds., ..."

5. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1920)
"In the homograft, on the contrary, the destruction of the follicles progressed with great intensity. Loeb (1918-1919) recently designated the ..."

6. Clinician's Handbook of Preventive Services: Put Prevention Into Practice by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... and Is Not Recommended Prophylaxis recommended Prosthetic cardiac valves, including bioprosthetic and homograft valves Previous bacterial endocarditis, ..."

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