[ im-plan-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɪm plænˈteɪ ʃən /


the act of implanting.
the state of being implanted.
  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.

Origin of implantation

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

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British Dictionary definitions for implantation

/ (ˌɪmplɑːnˈteɪʃən) /


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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Medical definitions for implantation

[ ĭm′plăn-tāshən ]


The act or an instance of implanting.
The condition of being implanted.
The process by which a fertilized egg implants in the uterine lining.
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