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Medical Term:

autologous

Pronunciation: aw-tol′ŏ-gŭs

Definition:

  1. Occurring naturally and normally in a certain type of tissue or in a specific structure of the body.
  2. In transplantation, referring to transfer of an organ or other tissue from one location to another in the same person; or to blood or blood components that the donor has previously donated and receives at a later time, usually perioperatively.
  3. Rarely used to denote a neoplasm derived from cells that occur normally at that sight, a squamous cell carcinoma in the upper esophagus.

See: autotransfusion

Synonym(s): autogenous1

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