syngeneic

adjective

syn·​ge·​ne·​ic ˌsin-jə-ˈnē-ik How to pronounce syngeneic (audio)
: involving, derived from, or being genetically identical or similar individuals of the same species especially with respect to antigenic interaction
syngeneic tumor cells
grafts between syngeneic mice
compare allogeneic

Word History

Etymology

probably from syn- + -geneic (in allogeneic)

Note: See note at allogeneic.

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of syngeneic was in 1961

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Cite this Entry

“Syngeneic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syngeneic. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

syngeneic

adjective
syn·​ge·​ne·​ic ˌsin-jə-ˈnē-ik How to pronounce syngeneic (audio)
: genetically identical especially with respect to antigens or immunological reactions
syngeneic tumor cells
grafts between syngeneic mice
compare allogeneic, xenogeneic
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