xenotransplantation

noun
xe·​no·​trans·​plan·​ta·​tion | \ ˌze-nə-ˌtran(t)s-ˌplan-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce xenotransplantation (audio) , ˌzē- \

Definition of xenotransplantation

: transplantation of an organ, tissue, or cells between two different species

Other Words from xenotransplantation

xenotransplant \ ˌze-​nə-​ˈtran(t)s-​ˌplant How to pronounce xenotransplantation (audio) , ˌzē-​ How to pronounce xenotransplantation (audio) \ noun

Examples of xenotransplantation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In an effort to address the longstanding shortage, researchers have been trying for decades to develop the transplantation of an organ between different species, or xenotransplantation. Amy Dockser Marcus And Joseph De Avila, WSJ, 6 May 2022 Advances in gene editing techniques such as the one used in Mr. Bennett’s pig organ have revived hopes in recent years that clinical trials of xenotransplantation could be possible. Amy Dockser Marcus And Joseph De Avila, WSJ, 6 May 2022 Bennett’s transplant was a milestone in the field of xenotransplantation, the sourcing of animal organs to address the human organ supply crisis. Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News, 6 May 2022 But Bennett's death did not discourage the field of xenotransplantation, Mohiuddin said. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 5 May 2022 Prior attempts at such transplants — or xenotransplantation — have failed largely because patients’ bodies rapidly rejected the animal organ. STAT, 10 Mar. 2022 Prior attempts at such transplants — or xenotransplantation — have failed largely because patients' bodies rapidly rejected the animal organ. CBS News, 9 Mar. 2022 Advances in xenotransplantation have been made in recent decades. Allison Prang, WSJ, 9 Mar. 2022 But as technology has advanced, so has the field of xenotransplantation. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 10 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of xenotransplantation

1969, in the meaning defined above

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22 May 2022

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“Xenotransplantation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xenotransplantation. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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xenotransplantation

noun
xe·​no·​trans·​plan·​ta·​tion | \ -ˌtran(t)s-ˌplan-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce xenotransplantation (audio) \

Medical Definition of xenotransplantation

: transplantation of an organ, tissue, or cells between two different species (as a human and a domestic swine)

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