autologous

adjective au·tol·o·gous \ ȯ-ˈtä-lə-gəs \
1 : derived from the same individual
  • incubated lymphoid cells with autologous tumor cells
2 : involving one individual as both donor and recipient
  • an autologous blood transfusion
  • an autologous bone marrow transplant

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Origin and Etymology of autologous

aut- + -ologous (as in homologous)

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autologous

adjective au·tol·o·gous \ ȯ-ˈtäl-ə-gəs \
1 : derived from the same individual
  • autologous grafts
  • incubated lymphoid cells with autologous tumor cells
— compare heterologous 1, homologous 2a
2 : involving one individual as both donor and recipient (as of blood)
  • autologous transfusion
  • autologous bone marrow transplants

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