One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
1960s: from allo- ‘different’ + Greek genea ‘race, stock’ + -ic.
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