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implant

[ verb im-plant, -plahnt; noun im-plant, -plahnt ]
/ verb ɪmˈplænt, -ˈplɑnt; noun ˈɪmˌplænt, -ˌplɑnt /
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verb (used with object)

to put or fix firmly: to implant sound principles in a child's mind.
to plant securely.
Medicine/Medical. to insert or graft (a tissue, organ, or inert substance) into the body.

noun

Medicine/Medical.
  1. any device or material, especially of an inert substance, used for repairing or replacing part of the body.
  2. medication or radioactive material inserted into tissue for sustained therapy.
  3. implantation (def. 1).
Dentistry.
  1. an artificial tooth that has been inserted permanently into the jaw.
  2. a metal framework attached to the bones of the jaw for supporting artificial teeth.

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Origin of implant

First recorded in 1535–45; im-1 + plant

OTHER WORDS FROM implant

im·plant·er, nounun·im·plant·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for implant

implant

verb (ɪmˈplɑːnt) (tr)

to establish firmly; inculcate; instilto implant sound moral principles
to plant or embed; infix; entrench
surgery
  1. to graft (a tissue) into the body
  2. to insert (a radioactive substance, hormone, etc) into the tissues

noun (ˈɪmˌplɑːnt)

anything implanted, esp surgically, such as a tissue graft or hormone

Derived forms of implant

implanter, noun
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Medical definitions for implant

implant
[ ĭm-plănt ]

v.

To insert or embed an object or a device surgically.
To graft or insert a tissue within the body.
To become attached to and embedded in the uterine lining. Used of a fertilized egg.

n.

Something implanted, especially a surgically implanted tissue or device.
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Scientific definitions for implant

implant

Noun

(ĭmplănt′) Something that is placed, usually surgically, within a living body, as grafted tissue or a medical device, such as a pacemaker.

Verb

(ĭm-plănt)
To become attached to and embedded in the maternal uterine lining. Used of a fertilized egg.
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