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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Receptor

Recipient (reh-SIH-pee-ent)
In medicine, a person who receives blood, cells, tissue, or an organ from another person, such as in a blood transfusion or an organ transplant.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.