al·​lo·​graft | \ ˈa-lə-ˌgraft How to pronounce allograft (audio) \

Definition of allograft

: a homograft between allogeneic individuals

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Other Words from allograft

allograft transitive verb

Examples of allograft in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ultimately, the donor skin, called an allograft, must be replaced with an autograft, skin taken from another part of the patient’s own body. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, "New Zealand Seeks Human Skin to Treat Volcano Burn Victims," 12 Dec. 2019 In Tuesday’s surgery, Morgan had an allograft to repair cartilage damage. Chris Tomasson, Twin Cities, "David Morgan has successful knee surgery but a Vikings return not a certainty," 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of allograft

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allograft

allo- + graft entry 1

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The first known use of allograft was in 1961

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“Allograft.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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al·​lo·​graft | \ ˈal-ə-ˌgraft How to pronounce allograft (audio) \

Medical Definition of allograft

: a homograft between allogeneic individuals

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allograft transitive verb

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