autologous [ô täl′ə gəs]
derived from the same organism or from one of its parts [an autologous graft]: see HOMOLOGOUS (sense 5)

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  • Autologous — In biology, autologous refers to cells, tissues or even proteins that are reimplanted in the same individual as they come from. Bone marrow, skin biopsy, cartilage, and bone can be used as autografts.In contrast, cells or tissues transplanted… …   Wikipedia

  • Autologous — In blood transfusion and transplantation, a situation in which the donor and recipient are the same person. Patients scheduled for non emergency surgery may be autologous donors by donating blood for themselves that will be stored until the… …   Medical dictionary

  • autologous — adjective Etymology: aut + ologous (as in homologous) Date: circa 1921 1. derived from the same individual < incubated lymphoid cells with autologous tumor cells > 2. involving one individual as both donor and recipient < an autologous blo …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • autologous — /aw tol euh geuhs/, adj. from the same organism: an autologous graft. [1920 25; AUTO 1 + logous (see LOGY, OUS), on the model of HOMOLOGOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • autologous — au•tol•o•gous [[t]ɔˈtɒl ə gəs[/t]] adj. srg bio from the same organism: an autologous graft[/ex] • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • autologous — adjective derived from organisms of the selfsame individual autologous blood donation • Ant: ↑homologous, ↑heterologous …   Useful english dictionary

  • autologous — adj. [Gr. autos, self; logos, discourse] Referring to being obtained or derived from an individual organism; see homology, heterology …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • autologous — Derived from an organism s tissues or DNA. cf heterologous, homologous …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • autologous — adjective Derived from part of the same individual …   Wiktionary

  • autologous — adj. transplanted from the same body (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary