[verb eks-plant, -plahnt; noun eks-plant, -plahnt]
verb (used with object)
to take living material from an animal or plant and place it in a culture medium.
a piece of explanted tissue.
Origin of explant
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to transfer (living tissue) from its natural site to a new site or to a culture medium
a piece of tissue treated in this way
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To transfer living tissue from an organism to an artificial medium for culture.
Tissue so transferred.
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