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histocompatibility

Line breaks: histo|com¦pati|bil¦ity

Definition of histocompatibility in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Compatibility between the tissues of different individuals, so that one accepts a graft from the other without giving 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.

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