homostatic

homostatic
Describing homografts which are inert when transplanted into the recipient.

The term homostatic graft might be applied to inert tissues such as bone and cartilage when transferred from one individual to another of the same species; and the term homovital graft might be used in reference to grafts whose cells must continue to grow and reproduce for the graft to be effective after similar transplantation.


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  • Homostatic graft — The adjective homostatic has been used to refer to homografts which are inert when transplanted into the recipient. [(W. P. Longmire, J. National Cancer Institute 14, 669: The term homostatic graft might be applied to inert tissues such as bone… …   Wikipedia

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