explant

verb
ex·​plant | \ (ˌ)ek-ˈsplant How to pronounce explant (audio) \
explanted; explanting; explants

Definition of explant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to remove (living tissue) especially to a medium for tissue culture

explant

noun
ex·​plant | \ ˈek-ˌsplant How to pronounce explant (audio) \

Definition of explant (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Other Words from explant

Verb

explantation \ ˌek-​ˌsplan-​ˈtā-​shən How to pronounce explantation (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of explant

Verb

1914, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for explant

Verb

ex- + -plant (as in implant)

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The first known use of explant was in 1914

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“Explant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/explant. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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More Definitions for explant

ex·​plant | \ (ˈ)ek-ˈsplant How to pronounce explant (audio) \

Medical Definition of explant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to remove (living tissue) especially to a medium for tissue culture

Other Words from explant

explantation \ ˌek-​ˌsplan-​ˈtā-​shən How to pronounce explantation (audio) \ noun

explant

noun
ex·​plant | \ ˈek-ˌsplant How to pronounce explant (audio) \

Medical Definition of explant (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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