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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


stem cell engraftment  listen  (stem sel en-GRAFT-ment)

  A process in which transplanted stem cells travel through the blood to the bone marrow, where they begin to make new white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. It usually happens within 2 to 4 weeks after a stem cell transplant. The transplanted stem cells may come from a donor or from the patient.