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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skin grafting noun

Examples of skin graft in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Doctors placed a metal plate about six inches long on his arm for his gaping wound, covering it with a skin graft from his right leg. New York Times, 10 July 2022 During the first few months, Charlie was treated for numerous infections and had to undergo surgical debridement and skin graft procedures. Caitlin Keating, PEOPLE.com, 22 June 2022 Scientists at the University of Chicago have come up with an intriguing potential treatment to combat cocaine and alcohol addictions — a skin graft genetically altered to release molecules that curb the craving for those substances. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, 15 Mar. 2022 The skin graft that produces the cocaine-blocking enzyme had an even more dramatic effect. John Keilman, chicagotribune.com, 15 Mar. 2022 Some of the mice then received the skin graft, which used human cells. John Keilman, chicagotribune.com, 15 Mar. 2022 Memphis Rose also suffers from pressure sores and may need a skin graft. Linda Marx, PEOPLE.com, 24 Jan. 2022 Grosjean underwent a skin graft surgery on his left hand in November. Matthew Vantryon, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Jan. 2022 Guzman underwent skin graft surgery to repair his injuries. chicagotribune.com, 27 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of skin graft

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Skin graft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skin%20graft. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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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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