fetal tissue transplant
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- A procedure in which tissue from an aborted fetus is transplanted to the diseased or damaged tissue of a recipient in order to replace or augment the defective tissue, used especially to treat neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
- The tissue used in such a procedure.