skin graft

noun

Definition of skin graft

: a piece of skin that is surgically removed from a donor area to replace skin in a defective or denuded area (such as one that has been burned) also : the procedure by which such a piece of skin is removed and transferred to a new area

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Examples of skin graft in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The decision between a flap or a skin graft is dependent on each individual's skin, age, lifestyle, and the size of the skin cancer. Devon Abelman, Allure, 25 May 2021 The next step was to close the wound with a skin graft. AZCentral.com, 10 June 2021 In an update on the GoFundMe page Saturday, Andrea said Destini underwent a third successful skin graft surgery this week. oregonlive, 30 May 2021 The healing process is a bit different from a flap because the skin graft doesn't have its own blood supply, Minkis says. Devon Abelman, Allure, 25 May 2021 Doctors were able to do a skin graft and save his arm. Chris Perkins, sun-sentinel.com, 23 Mar. 2021 These donations could give a burn survivor a skin graft or a patient with a cardiovascular condition a chance at a new heart valve. Holly V. Hays, The Indianapolis Star, 3 July 2020 As recently as the 1970s, Canadian researchers used Inuit as human test subjects, performing skin grafts, measuring pain reactions, and forcing them to stand underdressed in frigid weather to test cold tolerance. Matthew Halliday/undark, Popular Science, 29 May 2020 The skin, which is kept at extremely cold temperatures, has a shelf-life of up to five years, Wilson said, and one adult donor can typically provide up to 20 skin grafts. Siobhán O'grady, Washington Post, 13 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of skin graft

1871, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of skin graft was in 1871

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18 Jul 2021

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“Skin graft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skin%20graft. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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skin graft

noun

Medical Definition of skin graft

: a piece of skin that is surgically removed from a donor area to replace skin in a defective or denuded area (as one that has been burned) also : the procedure by which such a piece of skin is removed and transferred to a new area

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