skin graft

noun
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

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

skin grafting

noun

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First Known Use of skin graft

1871


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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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