xenograft

noun
xe·​no·​graft | \ ˈze-nə-ˌgraft How to pronounce xenograft (audio) , ˈzē- How to pronounce xenograft (audio) \

Definition of xenograft

: a graft of tissue taken from a donor of one species and grafted into a recipient of another species

called also heterograft

— compare homograft

First Known Use of xenograft

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Xenograft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xenograft. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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xenograft

noun
xe·​no·​graft | \ ˈzen-ə-ˌgraft How to pronounce xenograft (audio) , ˈzēn- How to pronounce xenograft (audio) \

Medical Definition of xenograft

: 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

Other Words from xenograft

xenograft transitive verb

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