Definition of homograft in English:



  • A tissue graft from a donor of the same species as the recipient.

    Compare with allograft
    • ‘A homograft with keratoplasty may be considered depending on the extent of the necrosis.’
    • ‘The resulting defect in the right ventricular outflow tract and main pulmonary artery is repaired using a homograft - a surgical tour de force.’
    • ‘Following the complete removal of the mass, a 24-mm Cryolife homograft was sutured in place.’
    • ‘The unit will also focus on research related to biodegradable stents, focus on cryopreservation of cardiac homografts, xenografts and decellularisation of tissue and autograft engineering, the release added.’