Literally, of foreign genetic stock; usually applied to tissue or cells from another species, as in xenogeneic transplantation.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • xenogeneic — xen·o·ge·ne·ic (zĕn ə jə nēʹĭk, nāʹ , zē nə ) adj. Derived or obtained from an organism of a different species: a xenogeneic tissue graft; xenogeneic antibodies. * * * …   Universalium

  • xenogeneic — Heterologous, with respect to tissue grafts, especially when donor and recipient belong to widely separated species. SYN: xenogenic (2), xenogenous (2). [xeno + G. gen, producing] * * * xe·no·ge·ne·ic .zen ō jə nē ik, .zēn also xe·no·gen·ic jen… …   Medical dictionary

  • xenogeneic — adjective Etymology: xen + geneic (as in isogeneic) Date: 1961 derived from, originating in, or being a member of another species …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • xenogeneic — adjective Derived from a different species and therefore genetically and immunologically incompatible …   Wiktionary

  • xenogeneic — [ˌzɛnə(ʊ)dʒɪ ni:ɪk, neɪɪk] adjective Physiology relating to or denoting immunologically incompatible tissues which belong to individuals of different species. Origin 1960s: from xeno + Gk genea race, stock + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • xenogeneic — xe·no·ge·ne·ic …   English syllables

  • xenogeneic — adj. describing grafted tissue derived from a donor of a different species …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • xenogeneic — Refers to organs, genetically engineered ( humanized ) todecrease the chance of rejection, that have been grown in an animal of another species for potential transplant to humans …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • xenogeneic — adjective denoting or relating to cells or tissues from individuals belonging to different species • Ant: ↑allogeneic • Derivationally related forms: ↑immunology …   Useful english dictionary

  • xenogeneic antigen — an antigen common to members of one species but not to members of other species; called also heterogeneic a …   Medical dictionary

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