[im-plan-tuh-buh l, -plahn-]


capable of being implanted.
pertaining to a device, as a micropump or porous polymer membrane, for surgical insertion under the skin for the controlled release of a drug.


Surgery. a material, foreign to the body, that can be implanted without undue risk of rejection.

Nearby words

  1. implacability,
  2. implacable,
  3. implacental,
  4. implant,
  5. implant denture,
  6. implantation,
  7. implanted suture,
  8. implantology,
  9. implausibility,
  10. implausible

Origin of implantable

First recorded in 1955–60; implant + -able Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019