Definition of xenotransplantation in English:

xenotransplantation

Line breaks: xeno|trans|plant|ation
Pronunciation: /ˌzɛnə(ʊ)ˌtransplɑːnˈteɪʃ(ə)n
 
, -ˌtrɑːns-, -nz-/

noun

[mass noun]
  • 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.

Derivatives

xenotransplant

noun
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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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