im·​plan·​ta·​tion | \ ˌim-ˌplan-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce implantation (audio) \

Definition of implantation

1a : the act or process of implanting something
b : the state resulting from being implanted
2 in placental mammals : the process of attachment of the early embryo to the maternal uterine wall

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Of those patients in the study, 92% had a valid driving license at the time of ICD implantation and 175 drivers (7%) were also licensed commercial drivers., "Bans not keeping drivers with implanted defibrillators off the road," 3 Sep. 2019 Presumably, Neuralink will manufacture chips with electrodes of different lengths to allow for flexibility in the implantation process. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Elon Musk’s Neuralink: Both an evolution and a plan for radical change," 13 Aug. 2019 Both women were scheduled for implantation on the same morning, but only Mrs. Fasano got pregnant. Dov Fox, WIRED, "What Happens When Reproductive Tech Like IVF Goes Awry?," 17 July 2019 And to make the implantation of so many electrodes safe, painless and effective, the process has to be automated, much like LASIK surgery, which uses lasers to correct eyesight. The Economist, "Elon Musk wants to link brains directly to machines," 18 July 2019 All the patients recovered eight to 10 days after implantation. Suddaf Kauser Chaudry, CNN, "Artificial skin trial offers hope to Pakistan's acid attack victims," 3 July 2019 As if the Host's own genes will play some part in the implantation and vibrant being of this new baby. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Joanne Ramos' 'The Farm' Forces Us to Take a Complicated Look at Our Society," 1 July 2019 Falcone said researchers study such factors as the position of the uterus upon implantation and when infection was spotted to prevent future mistakes. Scottie Andrew And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "A woman delivered the first baby in the US born from the transplanted uterus of a dead donor," 9 July 2019 For medical applications, scaffolds generally need to be safe for implantation, must not induce a response from the body’s immune system, be degradable and capable of supporting cell growth. Natalie R. Rubio, The Conversation, "So far cultured meat has been burgers – the next big challenge is animal-free steaks," 5 July 2019

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First Known Use of implantation

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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im·​plan·​ta·​tion | \ ˌim-ˌplan-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce implantation (audio) \

Medical Definition of implantation

: the act or process of implanting or the state of being implanted: as
a : the placement of a natural or artificial tooth in an artificially prepared socket in the jawbone
b in placental mammals : the process of attachment of the embryo to the maternal uterine wall

called also nidation

c : medical treatment by the insertion of an implant

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