Definition of allogeneic in English:

allogeneic

adjective

Medicine
  • Relating to or denoting tissues or cells which are genetically dissimilar and hence immunologically incompatible, although from individuals of the same species.

    Compare with xenogeneic
    • ‘We determined the proportion of patients who had received allogeneic or autologous blood transfusion after total joint replacement and the number of allogeneic blood transfusions per operation.’
    • ‘Blood conservation programmes reduce the need for allogeneic blood transfusions.’
    • ‘Patients who received only autologous blood had significantly fewer infections than patients who received allogeneic blood transfusions.’
    • ‘One of the patients attending the unit that day was a man who had received an allogeneic stem cell transplant nine months earlier.’
    • ‘Thus, the new paradigm in transfusion medicine considers allogeneic transfusion as an outcome to be avoided.’

Origin

1960s: from allo- ‘different’ + Greek genea ‘race, stock’ + -ic.

Pronunciation

allogeneic

/ˌalə(ʊ)dʒɪˈniːɪk//ˌalə(ʊ)dʒɪˈneɪɪk/