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Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
The condition or state of being compatible.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
compatibilityAble to be safely mixed, as in the case of blood for transfusion or drugs for simultaneous administration.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
compatibilitya state where two organisms or parts of organisms can be mixed. Examples are when two plants can cross-fertilize; when two tissues can be added together, as in transplant surgery or blood transfusion; when two PLASMIDS can coexist in the same cell line. Animal compatibility depends on suitable matching of ANTIGENS and ANTIBODIES. See also SELF-INCOMPATIBILITY.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005