- the act of implanting.
- the state of being implanted.
- the movement of cells to a new region.
- metastasis, when spontaneous.
- Medicine/Medical. the application of solid medicine underneath the skin.
- Embryology. the attachment of the early embryo to the lining of the uterus.
Origin of implantation
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The shape of the teeth and their implantation conform to the description of the type specimen.Two New Pelycosaurs from the Lower Permian of Oklahoma
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Can you say, ‘From God's hand I have received the granting and implantation of a new and better life?’
It is a new birth,—the imparting of a new life,—the implantation of a new nature,—the formation of a new man.The All-Sufficiency of Christ
Charles Henry Mackintosh
The pricking of the needle may carry in epithelium and implantation dermoids may arise.
(b) Solid Inoculum (or the implantation of capsules containing fluid cultivations).The Elements of Bacteriological Technique
John William Henry Eyre
- the act of implanting or the state of being implanted
- Also: nidation the attachment of the blastocyst of a mammalian embryo to the wall of the uterus of the mother
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Word Origin and History for implantation
1570s, from French implantation, noun of action from implanter (see implant (v.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The act or an instance of implanting.
- The condition of being implanted.
- The process by which a fertilized egg implants in the uterine lining.
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