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Definition of Histocompatible

Histocompatible: Literally, tissue compatible, meaning that the tissue can exist together with tissue of another organism without the immune system rejecting it. If a tissue donor and tissue recipient are histocompatible, a transplant is expected to be easily accepted.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3766
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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