rejection

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re·jec·tion

noun \ri-ˈjek-shən\

Definition of REJECTION

1
a :  the action of rejecting :  the state of being rejected
b :  an immune response in which foreign tissue (as of a skin graft or transplanted organ) is attacked by immune system components of the recipient organism
2
:  something rejected

Examples of REJECTION

  1. <made a flat rejection of the charges against him>
  2. <the judge's swift rejection of the lawyer's request for a recess>

First Known Use of REJECTION

circa 1552

re·jec·tion

noun \ri-ˈjek-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REJECTION

1
: the action of rejecting or the state of being rejected <feelings of rejection> <rejection of the atypical child by the…group—G. S. Speer>
2
: an immune response in which foreign tissue (as of a skin graft or transplanted organ) is attacked by immune system components (as antibodies, T cells, and macrophages) of the recipient organism

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