Xeno- (prefix)
Foreign or other. As in: {{}}Xenoantigen — An antigen that is found in more than one species. Xenograft — A surgical graft of tissue from one species an unlike species, genus or family. Xenotransplantation — Transplantation from one species to a foreign one, e.g., the heart transplant from a baboon to Baby Fae in 1984 in Loma Linda, California. Xenotropic virus — A virus that can grow in the cells of a species foreign to the normal host species. The origin of "xeno-" is from the Late Latin, from Greek, from "xenos" meaning stranger, guest, or host. Xeno- and xen- are variant forms of the same prefix.

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