Share this entry
histocompatibility Syllabification: his·to·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ˌhistōkəmˌpadəˈbilədē/

Definition of histocompatibility in English:


Compatibility between the tissues of different individuals, so that one accepts a graft from the other without having an immune reaction.
Example sentences
  • Additionally, the grafts also contain minor histocompatibility antigens, which will elicit a rather slow immune response.
  • Blood and tissue typing and histocompatibility tests must be done in advance.
  • Major histocompatibility complex genes are known to influence the immune functions.
Definition of histocompatibility in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources