explant

[ verb eks-plant, -plahnt; noun eks-plant, -plahnt ]
/ verb ɛksˈplænt, -ˈplɑnt; noun ˈɛksˌplænt, -ˌplɑnt /

verb (used with object)

to take living material from an animal or plant and place it in a culture medium.

noun

a piece of explanted tissue.

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Origin of explant

From the New Latin word explantāre, dating back to 1570–80. See ex-1, plant

OTHER WORDS FROM explant

ex·plan·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for explantation

explant
/ (ɛksˈplɑːnt) /

verb

to transfer (living tissue) from its natural site to a new site or to a culture medium

noun

a piece of tissue treated in this way

Derived forms of explant

explantation, noun
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Medical definitions for explantation

explant
[ ĕk-splănt ]

v.

To transfer living tissue from an organism to an artificial medium for culture.

n.

Tissue so transferred.
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