Definition of allograft in English:



  • A tissue graft from a donor of the same species as the recipient but not genetically identical.

    Compare with homograft
    • ‘Reductions in the intensity of conditioning regimens for allografts will improve safety and increase applicability.’
    • ‘In addition, the quality of the allograft may vary, depending on the age of the donor and the body location of the harvested skin.’
    • ‘With increased use of allografts, graft-related infections and disease transmissions have risen.’
    • ‘Perioperative nurses must be aware of current tissue handling practices when they participate in procedures to implant tissue and bone allografts.’
    • ‘Research is currently focused on the role of superficial venous surgery and the use of cultured skin allografts.’