Tissue typing

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tissue typing

(Science: procedure) The process of determining the allelic types of the antigens of the major histocompatibility complex (mHC) that determine whether a tissue graft will be accepted or rejected. at present carried out either by use of polyclonal or monoclonal antibodies against MHC antigens or less usually by tests of MHC restricted cell function or skin grafting (the latter not in humans).