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.
- trans·plant·a·ble, adjective
- trans·plan·ta·tion, noun
- trans·plant·er, noun
- re·trans·plant, verb (used with object)
- re·trans·plan·ta·tion, noun
- un·trans·plant·ed, adjective
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How to use transplant in a sentence
One common example is a person who receives an organ transplant.
Cold frames are great for starting seedlings a few weeks early and having transplants ready in April when you need them.Fresh vegetables in the middle of winter? It’s possible, even in colder climes. | Adrian Higgins | January 20, 2021 | Washington Post
Northwestern had determined, again, that her son would not survive a transplant.Covid-19 destroyed a young man’s lungs. Can his foster mom let him go? | Steve Thompson | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
His father got a successful heart transplant last year, and as a college freshman, Sy is majoring in communications.A high school student needed help with tuition, so an unlikely group stepped up: Prison inmates | Kellie B. Gormly | January 1, 2021 | Washington Post
Despite all of the research on racial disparities in transplants, the government has been slow to implement reforms.For Years, JaMarcus Crews Tried to Get a New Kidney, but Corporate Healthcare Stood in the Way | by Lizzie Presser | December 15, 2020 | ProPublica
Voters easily chose Booker over his Republican opponent, recent Garden State transplant and one-time conservative hero Jeff Bell.
We spoke with the mother of two and recent California transplant about fusing charitable work with a hectic career.
Indeed, the body would ultimately have rejected the organ transplant.Jon Stewart and 'Meet The Press' Would Have Been One Unhappy Marriage | Lloyd Grove | October 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I was kept in handcuffs for the whole time I was in hospital for the transplant—28 days and 28 nights—which is ludicrous.
Richard got a face transplant, a new life, and a new set of burdens too strange to predict.
Great seed beds are made on the plantations where the plants are grown until ready to transplant in the tobacco ground.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
As soon as four or five leaves on a plant about the size of a dollar have appeared, they are large enough to transplant.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
It is impossible to transplant the whole of the system of one country into another.
He filled one end with every delicate, lacy vine and fern he could transplant successfully.Freckles | Gene Stratton-Porter
That is to say, some other crop is maturing on the land while the rice plants are growing large enough to transplant.Where Half The World Is Waking Up | Clarence Poe
British Dictionary definitions for transplant
(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
- transplantable, adjective
- transplantation, noun
- transplanter, noun
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Scientific definitions for transplant
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.
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