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Adj. Used to describe an organ for which a transplant or bypass has been implanted (for example, native coronary artery).
[L. nativus, pertaining to birth, fr. nascor, natus, to be born]
1. Originating, growing, or produced in a certain place or region; indigenous: a plant native to Asia.
2. Occurring in nature pure or uncombined with other substances: native copper.
3. Biochemistry Of or relating to the naturally occurring conformation of a macromolecule, such as a protein.
An animal or plant that originated in a particular place or region.
Referring to an unaltered or ground state of a molecular species, in which in vivo biologic systems are presumed to function.
nativea species that has colonized an area without human aid.
2. in the veterinary context, wild, unimproved, not cultivated. The listed plants were named native in their Australian context.
native birdsfoot trefoil
native candy tuft
nicotianadebneyi, N. suaveolens, N. megalosiphon.