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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Phuc spent the next 14 months in a hospital undergoing numerous skin grafts. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Vietnam War's 'napalm girl' finds hope and meaning as peace activist," 6 June 2019 Watch: Atsede Niguse has skin graft surgery on her eyelids at St. Francis Memorial Hospital. Jane Tyska, The Mercury News, "Local Richmond domestic abuse survivor helps victim of Ethiopian acid attack," 23 June 2019 The gel uses enzymes to remove burned tissue before surgeons attach skin grafts. Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, "Fast-growing Vericel finds success on two fronts: knee surgery and burn care," 11 June 2019 In the medical industry, the FDA also regulates other cell-cultured products like skin grafts and tissue transplants. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "Lab-Grown Meat Raises Regulatory Questions," 2 Oct. 2018 The company, based in Marietta, Ga., manufactures skin grafts and injectable products from donated placental tissues. Gretchen Morgenson, WSJ, "MiMedx Kept Cheaper Products Out of Its Offerings to VA Hospitals," 5 Oct. 2018 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

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First Known Use of skin graft

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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