autograft

noun

au·​to·​graft ˈȯ-tō-ˌgraft How to pronounce autograft (audio)
: a tissue or organ that is transplanted from one part to another of the same body
autograft transitive verb

Examples of autograft in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While more successful than early repair efforts, reconstruction has drawbacks, including damage to and weakness at the site where an autograft is harvested. Aylin Woodward, WSJ, 7 Sep. 2022 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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Word History

Etymology

auto- + graft entry 1, after French auto-greffe

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of autograft was in 1881

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Cite this Entry

“Autograft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autograft. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

autograft

noun
au·​to·​graft ˈȯt-ō-ˌgraft How to pronounce autograft (audio)
: a tissue or organ that is transplanted from one part to another part of the same body
autograft transitive verb
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