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alloimmune

adjective al·lo·im·mune \ ˌal-ō-i-ˈmyün \

medical Definition of alloimmune

: of, relating to, or characterized by isoimmunization
  • Various studies over the past decade have indicated that the alloimmune response, mediated by anti-HLA antibodies, plays a key role in the failure of kidney allografts; this concept has been extended to heart, lung, and composite tissue transplants.
  • —Alexandre Loupy et al.The New England Journal of Medicine26 Sept. 2013

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