- to remove (a plant) from one place and plant it in another.
- Surgery. to transfer (an organ, tissue, etc.) from one part of the body to another or from one person or animal to another.
- to move from one place to another.
- to bring (a family, colony, etc.) from one country, region, etc., to another for settlement; relocate.
- to undergo or accept transplanting: to transplant easily.
- the act or process of transplanting.
- a plant, organ, person, etc., that has been transplanted.
Origin of transplant
Examples from the Web for transplant
We spoke with the mother of two and recent California transplant about fusing charitable work with a hectic career.Q&A With Designer Rachel Roy
November 3, 2014
I was kept in handcuffs for the whole time I was in hospital for the transplant—28 days and 28 nights—which is ludicrous.'Lord Fraud' Gets Out of Jail, Back Into Orgies
August 26, 2014
Meanwhile, Clinton leads all comers in Arkansas, her old home state, except for ex-governor and Florida transplant Mike Huckabee.Memo to the 2016 GOP: Winning Your Home State Matters
May 5, 2014
And yet, some transplant recipients swear that a literal change of heart precipitates a metaphorical one.
My argument is that now they can eat it, because [before the transplant], they were so limited in their sodium consumption.
The only thing to do with that plant is to transplant it and let it get nourishment in a new spot.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
He was the first man to transplant glands from a human to a human.The Goat-gland Transplantation
Sydney B. Flower
You may take up a sapling and transplant it, but the old tree, never!A Little Girl in Old Detroit
Amanda Minnie Douglas
Still, it will spoil these to transplant them, so they might just as well have been pumpkins.At the Little Brown House
Ruth Alberta Brown
Transplant these exotics to their native soil, and you would see what it was in them to be.Expositions of Holy Scripture
- (tr) to remove or transfer (esp a plant) from one place to another
- (intr) to be capable of being transplanted
- surgery to transfer (an organ or tissue) from one part of the body to another or from one person or animal to another during a grafting or transplant operation
- the procedure involved in such a transfer
- the organ or tissue transplanted
Word Origin and History for transplant
1756, in reference to plants, from transplant (v.); in reference to surgical transplanting of human organs or tissue it is first recorded 1951, but not in widespread use until Christiaan Barnard performed the world's first successful heart transplant in 1967 at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. Meaning "person not native to his place of residence" is recorded from 1961.
- To transfer a tissue or an organ from one body or body part to another.
- The act or process of transplanting.
- The tissue or organ so used.
- A plant that has been uprooted and replanted.
- A surgical procedure in a human or animal in which a body tissue or organ is transferred from a donor to a recipient or from one part of the body to another. Heart, lung, liver, kidney, corneal, and bone-marrow transplants are performed to treat life-threatening illness. Donated tissue must be histocompatible with that of the recipient to prevent immunological rejection. See also graft.