Definition of skin graft in English:

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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.

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