- to remove (a plant) from one place and plant it in another.
- Surgery. to transfer (an organ, tissue, etc.) from one part of the body to another or from one person or animal to another.
- to move from one place to another.
- to bring (a family, colony, etc.) from one country, region, etc., to another for settlement; relocate.
- to undergo or accept transplanting: to transplant easily.
- the act or process of transplanting.
- a plant, organ, person, etc., that has been transplanted.
Origin of transplant
Examples from the Web for transplantation
One Israeli woman who went abroad for transplantation, and who asked to remain anonymous, shared her story with The Daily Beast.Israel’s Campaign To Halt Organ Trafficking Tourism
March 18, 2012
Transplantation is not always successful in the matter of flowers or maidens.Sister Carrie
If the parent root be good, he thinks it will flourish in every soil, and perhaps acquire fresh vigour from transplantation.
For his dear Philip, too, nothing could be better than a transplantation into other soil.The Bride of the Nile, Complete
Its range, however, has been extended by transplantation to many states.Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others
James Alexander Henshall
His merit is the perfection of style, which will admit of no transplantation.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2)
John Addington Symonds
- (tr) to remove or transfer (esp a plant) from one place to another
- (intr) to be capable of being transplanted
- surgery to transfer (an organ or tissue) from one part of the body to another or from one person or animal to another during a grafting or transplant operation
- the procedure involved in such a transfer
- the organ or tissue transplanted
Word Origin and History for transplantation
1756, in reference to plants, from transplant (v.); in reference to surgical transplanting of human organs or tissue it is first recorded 1951, but not in widespread use until Christiaan Barnard performed the world's first successful heart transplant in 1967 at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. Meaning "person not native to his place of residence" is recorded from 1961.
- The act or process of transplanting a tissue or an organ from one body or body part to another.
- To transfer a tissue or an organ from one body or body part to another.
- The act or process of transplanting.
- The tissue or organ so used.
- A plant that has been uprooted and replanted.
- A surgical procedure in a human or animal in which a body tissue or organ is transferred from a donor to a recipient or from one part of the body to another. Heart, lung, liver, kidney, corneal, and bone-marrow transplants are performed to treat life-threatening illness. Donated tissue must be histocompatible with that of the recipient to prevent immunological rejection. See also graft.