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Definition of "autograft" []

  • A tissue or organ grafted into a new position in or on the body of the same individual. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "autograft" in a sentence
  • "The child's own pulmonary valve and base of the pulmonary artery (autograft) replace the defective aorta, while a homograft (blood vessel from a tissue donor) replaces the pulmonary valve and base of the pulmonary artery."
  • "Quinby in 1916 used the canine renal autograft model to study the effect of denervation on renal function (16)."
  • "In these reports, there was the tacit assumption that renal autograft function would deteriorate ultimately, possibly because of lack of nerve supply and/or lymphatics."
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