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
: 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
histoincompatible adjective

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“Histoincompatibility.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/histoincompatibility. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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