implantation

[ im-plan-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪm plænˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of implanting.
the state of being implanted.
Pathology.
  1. the movement of cells to a new region.
  2. metastasis, when spontaneous.
Medicine/Medical. the application of solid medicine underneath the skin.
Embryology. the attachment of the early embryo to the lining of the uterus.

QUIZZES

BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!

Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?

Origin of implantation

First recorded in 1570–80; implant + -ation
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for implantation

British Dictionary definitions for implantation

implantation
/ (ˌɪmplɑːnˈteɪʃən) /

noun

the act of implanting or the state of being implanted
Also: nidation the attachment of the blastocyst of a mammalian embryo to the wall of the uterus of the mother
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for implantation

implantation
[ ĭm′plăn-tāshən ]

n.

The act or an instance of implanting.
The condition of being implanted.
The process by which a fertilized egg implants in the uterine lining.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.