histocompatibility

noun his·to·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty \ ˈhi-(ˌ)stō-kəm-ˌpa-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē \

Definition of histocompatibility

: a state of mutual tolerance that allows some tissues to be grafted effectively to others — compare major histocompatibility complex

First Known Use of histocompatibility

1948

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histocompatibility

noun, often attributive his·to·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty \ ˈhis-(ˌ)tō-kəm-ˌpat-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē \

medical Definition of histocompatibility

plural histocompatibilities
: a state of mutual tolerance between tissues that allows them to be grafted effectively — see major histocompatibility complex

histocompatible

play \-kəm-ˈpat-ə-bəl\ adjective

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