autologous

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adjective au·tol·o·gous \ȯ-ˈtä-lə-gəs\

Definition of autologous

  1. 1 :  derived from the same individual incubated lymphoid cells with autologous tumor cells

  2. 2 :  involving one individual as both donor and recipient an autologous blood transfusion an autologous bone marrow transplant

Origin and Etymology of autologous

aut- + -ologous (as in homologous)


First Known Use: circa 1911


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autologous

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adjective au·tol·o·gous \ȯ-ˈtäl-ə-gəs\

Medical Definition of autologous

  1. 1:  derived from the same individual autologous grafts incubated lymphoid cells with autologous tumor cells—compare heterologous 1, homologous 2a

  2. 2:  involving one individual as both donor and recipient (as of blood) autologous transfusion autologous bone marrow transplants

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