Definition of xenotransplantation in English:


Syllabification: xen·o·trans·plan·ta·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌzenəˌtransplanˈtāSHən, ˌzēnə-


The process of grafting or transplanting organs or tissues between members of different species.
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  • This distinguishes them from the various organs used for xenotransplantation.
  • There are also fears that the process of xenotransplantation may transmit dangerous viruses to humans.
  • Pigs are the preferred species for xenotransplantation on scientific, practical and ethical grounds.



Pronunciation: /-ˈtransˌplant/
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  • These infectious agents may have been transmitted to close contacts of the xenotransplant recipient.
  • The latter requirement ensures that NHS facilities cannot be used for private xenotransplants.
  • The clinical use of porcine xenotransplant is gaining wide acceptance the world over, said Dr. Cherian.

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