xenograft

noun

xe·​no·​graft ˈze-nə-ˌgraft How to pronounce xenograft (audio) ˈzē- How to pronounce xenograft (audio)
: a graft of tissue taken from a donor of one species and grafted into a recipient of another species

called also heterograft

compare homograft

Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of xenograft was in 1961

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“Xenograft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xenograft. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

xenograft

noun
xe·​no·​graft ˈzen-ə-ˌgraft How to pronounce xenograft (audio) ˈzēn- How to pronounce xenograft (audio)
: a graft of tissue taken from a donor of one species and grafted into a recipient of another species

called also heterograft, heterotransplant, xenotransplant

compare homograft
xenograft transitive verb
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