Definition of allogeneic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌalə(ʊ)dʒɪˈniːɪk/
Pronunciation: /ˌalə(ʊ)dʒɪˈneɪɪk/


Relating to or denoting tissues or cells which are genetically dissimilar and hence immunologically incompatible, although from individuals of the same species. Compare with xenogeneic.
Example sentences
  • Patients who received only autologous blood had significantly fewer infections than patients who received allogeneic blood transfusions.
  • We determined the proportion of patients who had received allogeneic or autologous blood transfusion after total joint replacement and the number of allogeneic blood transfusions per operation.
  • Blood conservation programmes reduce the need for allogeneic blood transfusions.


1960s: from allo- 'different' + Greek genea 'race, stock' + -ic.

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