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autologous

adjective au·tol·o·gous \-ˈtä-lə-gəs\

Definition of AUTOLOGOUS

1
:  derived from the same individual <incubated lymphoid cells with autologous tumor cells>
2
:  involving one individual as both donor and recipient <an autologous blood transfusion> <an autologous bone marrow transplant>

Origin of AUTOLOGOUS

aut- + -ologous (as in homologous)
First Known Use: circa 1911

Rhymes with AUTOLOGOUS

Medical Dictionary

autologous

adjective au·tol·o·gous \-ˈtäl-ə-gəs\

Medical Definition of AUTOLOGOUS

1
:  derived from the same individual <autologous grafts> <incubated lymphoid cells with autologous tumor cells>—compare heterologous 1, homologous 2a
2
:  involving one individual as both donor and recipient (as of blood) <autologous transfusion> <autologous bone marrow transplants>

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