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histocompatibility

 [his″to-kom-pat″ĭ-bil´ĭ-te]
1. the quality of a cellular or tissue graft enabling it to be accepted and functional when transplanted to another organism.
2. the degree to which two individuals are histocompatible. adj., adj histocompat´ible.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

his·to·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty

(his'tō-kom-pat'i-bil'i-tē),
A state of immunologic similarity (or identity) that permits successful homograft transplantation.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

histocompatibility

(hĭs′tō-kəm-păt′ə-bĭl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. histocompatibili·ties
A state or condition in which the absence of immunologic interference permits the grafting of tissue or the transfusion of blood without rejection.

his′to·com·pat′i·ble adj.
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his·to·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty

(his'tō-kŏm-pat'i-bil'i-tē)
A state of immunologic similarity (or identity) that permits successful homograft transplantation.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

histocompatibility

Sufficient affinity between the genetic composition (genotypes) of donor and host to allow successful tissue or organ grafting.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

histocompatibility

the acceptance by a recipient of tissue transplanted from a donor, a state that is determined by histocompatability ANTIGENS.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Histocompatibility

The major histocompatibility determinants are the human leukocyte antigens (HLA) and characterize how well the patient and donor are matched.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

his·to·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty

(his'tō-kŏm-pat'i-bil'i-tē)
State of immunologic similarity that permits successful homograft transplantation.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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