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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.