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

Examples of implantation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My doctor says this could make embryo implantation difficult., "Fertility Diary: I’m In My 20s & My Partner & I Both Struggle With Fertility," 31 Aug. 2020 Similarly, stress incontinence can be fixed with the implantation of a small sling that holds the urethra in place. Alice Oglethorpe, Good Housekeeping, "The Truth About Women and Incontinence," 15 Aug. 2020 First and foremost, spotting can occur because of implantation bleeding, which happens when a fertilized egg implants into your uterine lining, the experts explain. Korin Miller, SELF, "3 Times When Spotting During Pregnancy Could Signal a Problem," 1 Aug. 2020 After being placed in a medically induced coma early in his diagnosis, Cordero underwent a leg amputation, the insertion of a tracheostomy tube, and the implantation of a temporary pacemaker. Rosy Cordero,, "Nick Cordero, Tony-nominated Broadway actor, dies from coronavirus complications at 41," 6 July 2020 If this implantation doesn’t work, my age will impact our chances for the next time., "“Enough With The COVID-19 Baby Boom Jokes!” Why Infertility Is Harder Than Ever," 7 May 2020 In vitro fertilization has several successive steps: preliminary exams, ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval, fertilization, genetic testing, and implantation. Minhae Shim Roth, Glamour, "What Is IVF? Your Complete Guide to Understanding the Process," 20 Apr. 2020 The two spoke about their ask of Congress to add $4 billion of campaign funding in the fourth COVID19 stimulus package for mandate and implantation of at-home voting in November. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: Warren endorses Biden," 15 Apr. 2020 Gestation lasts seven months, though implantation doesn’t occur until the last six weeks of pregnancy. National Geographic, "American badger," 14 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of implantation

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Implantation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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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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