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transplanted tissue will grow only if there is a lack of that tissue in the host.
Hal·sted law(hawl'sted law)
Transplanted tissue will grow only if there is an anatomic or physiologic deficiency of such tissue in the host.
Halsted,William Stewart, U.S. surgeon, 1852-1922.
Halsted curved mosquito forceps
Halsted law - transplanted tissue will grow only if there is a lack of that tissue in the host.
Halsted mattress sutures
Halsted operation - excision of the breast as well as the pectoral muscles, lymphatic-bearing tissue in the axilla, and various other tissues. Synonym(s): radical mastectomy
Halsted suture - a suture used for exact skin approximation.