autograft

noun
au·​to·​graft | \ ˈȯ-tō-ˌgraft How to pronounce autograft (audio) \

Definition of autograft

: a tissue or organ that is transplanted from one part to another of the same body

Other Words from autograft

autograft transitive verb

Examples of autograft 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, 12 Dec. 2019 Yanes is still being treated for his injuries, requiring autografts to replace tissue, his lawyer said. Taylor Romine And Evan Simko-bednarski, CNN, 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of autograft

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of autograft was in 1881

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“Autograft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autograft. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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autograft

noun
au·​to·​graft | \ ˈȯt-ō-ˌgraft How to pronounce autograft (audio) \

Medical Definition of autograft

: a tissue or organ that is transplanted from one part to another part of the same body

Other Words from autograft

autograft transitive verb

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