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syngeneic

Line breaks: syn|gen¦eic
Pronunciation: /ˌsɪndʒɪˈniːɪk
 
, ˌsɪndʒɪˈneɪɪk/

Definition of syngeneic in English:

adjective

Medicine & Biology
(Of organisms or cells) genetically similar or identical and hence immunologically compatible, especially so closely related that transplantation does not provoke an immune response: the rejection by an animal of a syngeneic tumour graft proves that the tumour cells carry their own specific antigens
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  • It was shown that spleen cells and infiltrating leukocytes isolated from well-functioning cardiac allografts in immunologically enhanced adult rats suppressed spontaneous blastogenesis of normal syngeneic cells in vitro.
  • Three syngeneic animals and one animal with allograft had marked focal uptake of annexin V in a linear pattern corresponding to the left thoracotomy site.
  • These findings were also observed in syngeneic animals (although less frequently), particularly in the first 3 days after surgery.

Origin

1960s: from syn- 'together' + Greek genea 'race, stock' + -ic.

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