- Tissue or organ transferred into a new position in the body of the same individual. SYN: autogeneic graft, autologous graft, autoplastic graft, autotransplant. [auto- + A.S. graef]
* * *au·to·graft 'ȯt-ō-.graft n a tissue or organ that is transplanted from one part to another part of the same bodyautograft vt
* * *n.a tissue graft taken from one part of the body and transferred to another part of the same individual. The repair of burns is often done by grafting on strips of skin taken from elsewhere on the body, usually the upper arm or thigh. Unlike allograft, autografts are not rejected by the body's immunity defences. See also skin graft, transplantation.
* * *au·to·graft (awґto-graft) a graft of tissue derived from another site in or on the body of the organism receiving it; called also autologous or autochthonous graft.
Meshed autograft being applied to the recipient site.
Medical dictionary. 2011.