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implantation

[ im-plan-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪm plænˈteɪ ʃən /
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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.
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Origin of implantation

First recorded in 1570–80; implant + -ation
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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
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