Definition of histocompatibility in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhistōkəmˌpadəˈbilədē/


Compatibility between the tissues of different individuals, so that one accepts a graft from the other without having 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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Syllabification: his·to·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty

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