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Definition of Histocompatibility

Histocompatibility: Literally, tissue compatibility. With full histocompatibility between a donor and recipient, tissue can be transplanted without being seen as foreign and being attacked by the immune system of the recipient.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=23075
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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