explant


1ex·plant

verb \(ˌ)ek-ˈsplant\

Definition of EXPLANT

transitive verb
:  to remove (living tissue) especially to a medium for tissue culture
ex·plan·ta·tion \ˌek-ˌsplan-ˈtā-shən\ noun

Origin of EXPLANT

ex- + -plant (as in implant)
First Known Use: 1915

2ex·plant

noun \ˈek-ˌsplant\

Definition of EXPLANT

:  living tissue removed from an organism and placed in a medium for tissue culture

First Known Use of EXPLANT

1917

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