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histoincompatibility

Pronunciation: his'to-in'kom-pat'i-bil'i-te

Definition: A state of immunologic dissimilarity of tissues sufficient to cause rejection of a homograft when tissue is transplanted from one person to another; implies a difference in histocompatibility genes in donor and recipient.

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