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Meaning of histocompatibility

his•to•com•pat•i•bil•i•ty

Pronunciation: (his"tō-kum-pat"u-bil'i-tē), [key]
— n. Immunol.
  1. the condition of having antigenic similarities such that cells or tissues transplanted from one (the donor) to another (the recipient) are not rejected. Cf. major histocompatibility complex.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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