Definition of Histocompatibility

1. Noun. Condition in which the cells of one tissue can survive in the presence of cells of another tissue. "A successful graft or transplant requires a high degree of histocompatibility"

Generic synonyms: Organic Phenomenon

Definition of Histocompatibility

1. Noun. the toleration of grafts between genetically similar individuals ¹

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Medical Definition of Histocompatibility

1. If tissues of two organisms are histocompatible, then grafts between the organisms will not be rejected. If, however, major histocompatibility antigens are different then an immune response will be mounted against the foreign tissue. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Histocompatibility

histiocytosis x
histo-blood group B transferase
histocompatibility (current term)
histocompatibility antigen
histocompatibility antigens
histocompatibility complex
histocompatibility gene
histocompatibility testing
histocytological preparation techniques

Literary usage of Histocompatibility

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"The use of antisera directed against products of the major histocompatibility gene complex (H-2d and la antigens) demonstrated the cross- linked dependent ..."

2. Cord Blood: Establishing a National Hematopoietic Stem Cell Bank Program by Emily Ann Meyer, Kristine M. Gebbie, Kathi E. Hanna (2005)
"Structure, function, and diversity of class I major histocompatibility complex ... Major histocompatibility complex class II haplotypes and linkage ..."

3. Microbial and Phenotypic Definition of Rats and Mice: Proceedings of the by National Research Council Staff, ebrary, Inc, National Research Council, International Committee, Commission on Life Sciences, National Academy of Sciences (1999)
"An aid to finding identity, linkage, and function of histocompatibility and other ... histocompatibility genes of mice. V. Five new histocompatibility loci ..."

4. Glossary of HIV/Aids-related Terms edited by Barry Leonard (1995)
"See also Antigen; histocompatibility Testing. MALABSORPTION SYNDROME: Decreased intestinal absorption resulting in loss of appetite, muscle pain and weight ..."

5. Understanding the Immune System by Lydia Woods Schindler (1991)
"Tissue typing, or histocompatibility testing, involves matching the markers of self on body tissues; because the typing is usually done on white blood cells ..."

6. The Dog: Bibliography January 1985-January 1994 by Cynthia P. Smith (1995)
"Studies in humans reveal at least one such gene related to the major histocompatibility complex and in dog an as-yet-unmapped single, autosomal recessive ..."

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