S: http://www.pnas.org/content/80/6/1650.full.pdf (last access: 28 February 2013); http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0044219 (last access: 28 February 2013).
N: 1. xenogeneic (adj): From Greek, xenos + genein, to produce.
graft (n): “shoot inserted into another plant,” late 15c. alteration of Middle English graff (late 14c.), from Old French graife “grafting knife, carving tool; stylus, pen,” from Latin graphium “stylus,” from Greek grapheion “stylus,” from graphein “to write” (see -graphy). So called probably on resemblance of a stylus to the pencil-shaped shoots used in grafting. The terminal -t- in the English word is not explained. Surgical sense is from 1871.
2. A graft transferred from an animal of one species to one of another species.
3. Cultural interrelation: We can mention Xeno The Promise of Transplanting Animal Organs into Humans (2000) by David K. C. Cooper and Robert P. Lanza.
S: 1. OED – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=graft (last access: 12 February 2016); http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/xenogeneic – Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 9th edition. © 2009, Elsevier. (last access: 12 February 2016). 2. http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?s=xenograft (last access: 7 September 2014). 3. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780195128338.do (last access: 7 September 2014).
SYN: xenograft, heterograft, heterologous graft, heteroplastic graft.
S: http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?s=xenograft (last access: 7 September 2014)