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[het-er-uh-graft, -grahft] /ˈhɛt ər əˌgræft, -ˌgrɑft/

noun, Surgery.
a tissue graft obtained from a donor of a different species from the recipient

heterograft het·er·o·graft (hět’ə-rō-grāft’)
A type of tissue graft in which the donor and recipient are of different species. Also called heterologous graft, heteroplastic graft, heterotransplant, xenograft.


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