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autologous

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adjective au·tol·o·gous \ȯ-ˈtä-lə-gəs\

Definition of autologous

  1. 1 :  derived from the same individual <incubated lymphoid cells with autologous tumor cells>

  2. 2 :  involving one individual as both donor and recipient <an autologous blood transfusion> <an autologous bone marrow transplant>



Origin and Etymology of autologous

aut- + -ologous (as in homologous)


First Known Use: circa 1911


Medical Dictionary

autologous

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adjective au·tol·o·gous \ȯ-ˈtäl-ə-gəs\

Medical Definition of autologous

  1. 1:  derived from the same individual <autologous grafts> <incubated lymphoid cells with autologous tumor cells>—compare heterologous 1, homologous 2a

  2. 2:  involving one individual as both donor and recipient (as of blood) <autologous transfusion> <autologous bone marrow transplants>




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