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histocompatibility

  

      n   the degree of similarity between the histocompatibility antigens of two individuals. Histocompatibility determines whether an organ transplant will be tolerated  
  histocompatible      adj  


histocompatibility antigen  
      n   a molecule occurring on the surface of tissue cells that can take several different forms. The differences between histocompatibility antigens are inherited and determine organ transplant rejection  
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