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allogeneic (al-uh-je-NEE-ik) also allogenic (-JEN-ik) adjective

Being genetically different although belonging to or obtained from the same species: allogeneic tissue grafts.

[Allo- + Greek genea, race + -ic.]

"Some have autologous transplants, in which their own marrow is harvested and returned to them later; others must search for allogeneic transplants from donors--usually relatives." Denise Grady, Beyond the Call by Giving Her Bone Marrow to a Stranger, an Illinois Mother Went, Time, 1 Oct 1997.

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