Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being genetically different although belonging to or obtained from the same species.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[allo– + Greek geneā, race; see genə- in Indo-European roots + –ic.]

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allo- + -genic

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

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