histocompatibility

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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.

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.

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.

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.

histocompatibility

Sufficient affinity between the genetic composition (genotypes) of donor and host to allow successful tissue or organ grafting.

histocompatibility

the acceptance by a recipient of tissue transplanted from a donor, a state that is determined by histocompatability ANTIGENS.

Histocompatibility

The major histocompatibility determinants are the human leukocyte antigens (HLA) and characterize how well the patient and donor are matched.

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.