Definition of Skin graft

1. Noun. A piece of skin taken from a donor area and surgically grafted at the site of an injury or burn.

Generic synonyms: Cutis, Skin, Tegument

Definition of Skin graft

1. Noun. A operation to graft a piece of skin, moving it from one place to another, a dermoplasty. ¹

2. Noun. A piece of skin grafted during such a surgery. ¹

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Medical Definition of Skin graft

1. Skin that is moved from one part of the body to another. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Skin Graft

skin disorder
skin diving
skin doctor
skin dose
skin effect
skin effects
skin eruption
skin flap
skin flicks
skin flutes
skin forming alloy
skin forming alloys
skin furrows
skin graft (current term)
skin grafting
skin grafts
skin grooves
skin in the game
skin lesions of tuberous sclerosis
skin mag
skin magazines
skin mags
skin manifestations
skin manifestations of GI disease
skin of teeth
skin over

Literary usage of Skin graft

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

1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"A skin graft is completely separated (ie, free) from its source, or donor site, ... A skin graft comprised of only part of the skin layers is called a split ..."

2. Operative Surgery by John Shelton Horsley (1921)
"It must be remembered that the whole -skin graft is several times thicker than the Thiersch graft and consequently requires a much greater blood supply for ..."

3. Bone-graft Surgery by Fred Houdlett Albee (1915)
"The arrow indicates a Wolff's skin graft (about 2'4 in. by 1M in.), which had been obtained from the trimming of the stump of the right leg. ..."

4. Diseases of the Ear by Philip Davie Kerrison (1913)
"(3) Minute bone defects leading to the meninges might, under the influence of germs confined under a skin- graft, lead to intracranial infection. ..."

5. The London Lancet: A Journal of British and Foreign Medical and Chemical (1872)
"Was the skin graft an excitor of skin action Î 2. ... In a case of extraversion of the bladder, a skin graft lived, but nothing more ; the mucous membrane ..."

6. General Pathology; from the 11th Rev. German Ed. by Ernst Ziegler, Douglas Symmers (1918)
"To what extent in a given case the superficial layers of the cutis arise from the skin-graft or to what extent from the tissue upon which it is planted, ..."

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