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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



autologous stem cell transplantation  listen  (aw-TAH-luh-gus ... tranz-plan-TAY-shun)

  A procedure in which blood-forming stem cells (cells from which all blood cells develop) are removed, stored, and later given back to the same person.