American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See allograft.
- n. An allograft
- n. tissue or organ transplanted from a donor of the same species but different genetic makeup; recipient's immune system must be suppressed to prevent rejection of the graft
- homo- + graft (Wiktionary)
“Another option includes the surgical placement of a valve called a pulmonary homograft, which is a donated pulmonary valve and artery.”
“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.”
“Unfortunately the stent became infected and definitive open surgical repair involved removing the stent, replacing the aorta with a homograft and coverage with a left trapezius flap while under deep hypothermic arrest.”
“According to Dr. Grossman, "Captain Greene underwent debridement surgery [which is the removal of dead tissue] and a homograft procedure [which is the use of cadaver skin to act as a biological dressing] to both right and left hands" on Tuesday morning.”
“… Emily received a human homograft valve that was taken from the heart of a baby that had passed away," Frank said.”
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