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Definition of "histocompatibility" [histocompatibility]

  • A state or condition in which the absence of immunological interference permits the grafting of tissue or the transfusion of blood without rejection. (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 "histocompatibility" in a sentence
  • "Some experiments, which I carried out at about the same time that I was becoming interested in histocompatibility genetics, led to the discovery of immunological enhancement, the curious inversion of the expected growth inhibition seen with certain tumors when transplanted to pre-injected mice."
  • "The genes responsible for producing HLAs are called major histocompatibility complexes, or MHCs."
  • "Others: total serum complement activity, complement proteins, histocompatibility markers, cryoglobulins, immunoglobulin levels"