Definition of skin graft in English:

Share this entry

skin graft

Pronunciation: /ˈskin ˌɡraft/


1A surgical operation in which a piece of healthy skin is transplanted to a new site on the body.
Example sentences
  • Jason spent two weeks in Booth Hall Children's Hospital, Manchester, where he needed two operations, including a skin graft.
  • She will be in hospital for three days but will need at least four more operations, including reconstructive facial surgery and a skin graft on her upper lip.
  • Carl Stonehewer, the Denton-based former Belle Vue star, is facing a skin graft operation on an arm after crashing at Workington on Saturday.
1.1A piece of skin transplanted to a new site on the body.
Example sentences
  • If a large area of tissue is removed then a skin graft might be needed to fill the ‘hole’.
  • Doctors in the U.K. believe that spraying skin cells after applying a skin graft will help burn victims recover faster and reduce scarring.
  • The expanded skin is then mobilised as full thickness skin grafts, regional advancement flaps, or free flaps.
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.