Biology of bone grafts

  • Goldberg V
  • Akhavan S
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The terminology of bone transplantation is complicated by the various histologic types of bone grafts. A graft moved from one site to another within the same individual is an autograft; the corresponding adjective is autologous or autogenous. An allograft (adjective, allogeneic) is tissue transferred between two genetically different individuals of the same species. A xenograft (adjective, xenogeneic) is tissue from one species implanted into a member of a different species.

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  • Victor M. Goldberg

  • Sam Akhavan

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