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implantation

[im-plan-tey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the act of implanting.
  2. the state of being implanted.
  3. Pathology.
    1. the movement of cells to a new region.
    2. metastasis, when spontaneous.
  4. Medicine/Medical. the application of solid medicine underneath the skin.
  5. 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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implantation

noun
  1. the act of implanting or the state of being implanted
  2. Also: nidation the attachment of the blastocyst of a mammalian embryo to the wall of the uterus of the mother
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Word Origin and History for implantation

n.

1570s, from French implantation, noun of action from implanter (see implant (v.)).

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implantation in Medicine

implantation

(ĭm′plăn-tāshən)
n.
  1. The act or an instance of implanting.
  2. The condition of being implanted.
  3. The process by which a fertilized egg implants in the uterine lining.
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