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histocompatibility

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noun his·to·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty \ˈhis-(ˌ)tō-kəm-ˌpa-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\

Definition of histocompatibility

  1. :  a state of mutual tolerance that allows some tissues to be grafted effectively to others — compare major histocompatibility complex



1948

First Known Use of histocompatibility

1948


Medical Dictionary

histocompatibility

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noun, often attributive his·to·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty \ˈhis-(ˌ)tō-kəm-ˌpat-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of histocompatibility

plural histocompatibilities

  1. :  a state of mutual tolerance between tissues that allows them to be grafted effectively—see major histocompatibility complex

histocompatible \-kəm-ˈpat-ə-bəl\play adjective



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