skin graft

skin graft
noun
a piece of skin taken from a donor area and surgically grafted at the site of an injury or burn
Hypernyms: ↑skin, ↑tegument, ↑cutis

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I. transitive verb
: to graft skin to
II. noun
: a piece of skin of variable size and thickness cut from a donor area and transferred to the place to be repaired

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Surg.
1. skin used for transplanting in skin grafting.
2. an instance of skin grafting.
3. the surgical site of a skin graft.
[1890-95]

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skin graft noun
The transplantation of a piece of skin from one part of the body to another where there has been an injury, esp a burn
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Main Entry:skin

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skin graft UK US noun [countable] [singular skin graft plural skin grafts]
a medical operation in which skin is taken from one part of someone’s body and put on another part of their body where skin has been damaged
Thesaurus: medical operationshyponym

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skin graft,
1. a portion of skin surgically transferred from one part of a boto another or from one person to another person: »

A thin skin graft is about one-thousandth of an inch thick and includes all of the epidermis…and a little of the dermis (William B. Youmans).

2. the act or fact of making such a graft.

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n. a surgical operation in which a piece of healthy skin is transplanted to a new site on the body
a piece of skin transferred in this way

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ˈskin graft [skin graft skin grafts] noun
a medical operation in which healthy skin is taken from one part of sb's body and placed over another part to replace skin that has been burned or damaged; a piece of skin that is moved in this way

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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