from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Being genetically different although belonging to or obtained from the same species: allogeneic tissue grafts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Genetically different because of being derived from separate individuals of the same species.
  • adj. Of a reaction that occurs when cells are transplanted into a genetically different recipient.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. denoting or relating to cells or tissues from individuals belonging to the same species but genetically dissimilar (and hence immunologically incompatible)


allo- + Greek geneā, race; see genə- in Indo-European roots + -ic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
allo- + -genic (Wiktionary)


  • Donnall Thomas, had shown that bone marrow, much like a kidney or liver, could be harvested from one patient and transplanted back—either into the same patient (called autologous transplantation) or into another patient (termed allogeneic transplantation).

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Some companies, such as Celgene Corp, Pluristem Therapeutics Inc, Athersys and Mesoblast are developing so-called allogeneic products designed to be sold with the ease and scale of a traditional pharmaceutical.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Forty-one of these cases were "allogeneic" transplants, in which blood from one individual was used to treat another member of the family.

    Docs weigh in on private cord-blood banking

  • This cell type could provide a source of material for an 'allogeneic' cartilage replacement therapy, whereby cells derived from donors can be taken and used to grow a large tissue bank of cartilage that can be stored and is suitable for insertion into patients with acute knee injuries.

    The Engineer - News

  • Forty one of those cases were "allogeneic" transplants, in which blood from one individual was used to treat another member of the family.


  • ScienceDaily (Dec. 2, 2009) - Treatment for a number of cancers and other medical conditions is transplantation with bone marrow from a genetically nonidentical individual (a process known as allogeneic bone marrow transplantation


  • High level allogeneic chimerism achieved by a strategy of prenatal tolerance induction and postnatal non-myeloablative bone marrow transplantation.

    Fetal Gene Therapy Publications and Information

  • Complete allogeneic hematopoietic chimerism achieved by a combined strategy of in utero hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and postnatal donor lymphocyte infusion.

    CHOP stem cells publications

  • Complete allogeneic hematopoietic chimerism achieved by in utero hematopoietic cell transplantation and co-transplantation of LLME treated, MHC sensitized, donor lymphocytes.

    CHOP stem cells publications

  • This permits us to successfully find well-matched donors for most of our patients who need an allogeneic transplant.

    Our Approach to BMT


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