histoincompatibility

noun
his·​to·​in·​com·​pat·​i·​bil·​i·​ty | \ ˈhis-(ˌ)tō-ˌin-kəm-ˌpat-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē How to pronounce histoincompatibility (audio) \
plural histoincompatibilities

Medical Definition of histoincompatibility

: a state of mutual intolerance between tissues (as of a fetus and its mother or a graft and its host) that normally leads to reaction against or rejection of one by the other

Other Words from histoincompatibility

histoincompatible \ -​kəm-​ˌpat-​ə-​bəl How to pronounce histoincompatible (audio) \ adjective

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“Histoincompatibility.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/histoincompatibility. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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