incompatible


incompatible
1. Not of suitable composition to be combined or mixed with another agent or substance, without resulting in an undesirable reaction (including chemical alteration or destruction or pharmacologic effect). 2. Denoting persons who are unable to associate with one another without resulting anxiety and conflict. 3. Having genotypes that put progeny at high risk of severe recessive disorders or that promote harmful maternal-fetal reaction ( e.g., erythroblastosis fetalis is Rh i.). 4. Having antigenic nonidentity between a donor and a recipient. [L. in- neg., + con-, with, + patior, pp. passus, to suffer, tolerate]

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in·com·pat·i·ble .in-kəm-'pat-ə-bəl adj
1) unsuitable for use together because of chemical interaction or antagonistic physiological effects <\incompatible drugs>
2) of blood or serum unsuitable for use in a particular transfusion because of the presence of agglutinins that act against the recipient's red blood cells

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in·com·pat·i·ble (in″kəm-patґĭ-bəl) [L. incompatibilis] not suitable for combination or simultaneous administration; mutually repellent. See also histoincompatible.

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  • incompatible — [ ɛ̃kɔ̃patibl ] adj. • 1480; incompassible 1370; lat. médiév. incompatibilis, du lat. class. compati → compatible 1 ♦ Qui ne peut coexister, être associé, réuni avec (une autre chose). ⇒ contraire, inconciliable, opposé. « La plus haute culture… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • incompatible — in‧com‧pat‧i‧ble [ˌɪnkəmˈpætbl◂] adjective COMPUTING computers, computer systems, or programs that are incompatible cannot be used together: incompatible with • Most PCs in Japan run on software based on NEC Corp s architecture, which is… …   Financial and business terms

  • Incompatible — In com*pat i*ble, a. [Pref. in not + compatible: cf. F. incompatible.] [It was formerly sometimes written {incompetible}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not compatible; so differing as to be incapable of harmonious combination or coexistence; inconsistent in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incompatible — index different, discordant, disproportionate, dissident, divergent, hostile, inapplicable, inapposite …   Law dictionary

  • Incompatible — In com*pat i*ble, n. (Med. & Chem.) An incompatible substance; esp., in pl., things which can not be placed or used together because of a change of chemical composition or of opposing medicinal qualities; as, the incompatibles of iron. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incompatible — adjetivo 1. Que no puede coexistir o armonizar con otra cosa o persona: Su trabajo es incompatible con el mío. Son dos personas incompatibles …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • incompatible — Incompatible. adj. de tout genre. Qui n est pas compatible. Ces deux humeurs sont incompatibles. c est une humeur incompatible. deux Charges incompatibles. deux benefices incompatibles. l amour de Dieu, & l amour des richesses sont deux choses… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • incompatible — [in΄kəm pat′ə bəl] adj. [ML incompatibilis] 1. not compatible; specif., a) not able to exist in harmony or agreement b) not going, or getting along, well together; incongruous, conflicting, discordant, etc.: often followed by with 2. that cannot… …   English World dictionary

  • incompatible — Incapaz de coexistir. Un tejido trasplantado puede ser rechazado porque los factores de anticuerpo de donante y receptor son incompatibles. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • incompatible — (adj.) mid 15c., from M.L. incompatibilis, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + compatibilis (see COMPATIBLE (Cf. compatible)). Originally of benefices, incapable of being held together; sense of mutually intolerant is from 1590s.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • incompatible — incongruous, inconsonant, inconsistent, discordant, discrepant, uncongenial, unsympathetic Analogous words: antagonistic, counter, *adverse: *antipathetic, averse: contrary, contradictory, antithetical, antipodal, antipodean, *opposite:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms