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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The girl suffered second and third-degree burns over 9 percent of her body and needed extensive skin grafts, the warrant said. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, "Police: Rockville Mom Arrested On Child Neglect Charges," 18 May 2018 For many months while at Leeds General Infirmary's high-dependency unit, the 16-month-year-old baby was given powerful painkillers after painful skin grafts. Fox News, "Toddler who lost arms, legs to meningitis heads home," 1 June 2018 Using material from a 65-year-old donor, the surgeon replaced the bookseller’s face with a full-face skin graft. Tanguy Garrel-jaffrelot, New York Times, "Frenchman Is First in World to Get 2 Full Face Transplants," 19 Apr. 2018 Using material from a 65-year-old donor, the surgeon replaced the bookseller’s face with a full-face skin graft. Tanguy Garrel-jaffrelot, New York Times, "Frenchman Is First in World to Get 2 Full Face Transplants," 19 Apr. 2018 Her back was spared so her doctor, Kevin Foster, director of the burn unit, takes skin for her skin grafts from there. Karina Bland, azcentral, "Badly burned girl hopes to meet Taylor Swift after taking strength in her music," 2 May 2018 Because of these challenges, researchers have long been looking for methods of creating artificial skin grafts, either from biological or synthetic materials. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, "This Handheld Device Could Print New Skin Onto Burn Victims," 30 May 2018 Ellie, according to her mother’s Facebook post, may need skin grafts eventually because of the damage. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Mom claims ‘deodorant challenge’ left her daughter with second-degree burns," 10 May 2018 Using material from a 65-year-old donor, the surgeon replaced the bookseller’s face with a full-face skin graft. Tanguy Garrel-jaffrelot, BostonGlobe.com, "Frenchman is first in world to get two full face transplants," 20 Apr. 2018

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1871, in the meaning defined above

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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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