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(heterograft) n. a living tissue graft that is made from an animal of one species to another of a different species. For example, attempts have been made to graft animal organs into humans. Bioengineering techniques are now available to produce animals whose MHC is compatible with that of another species. See also xenotransplantation.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Genetics and Genomics.


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