implantation

noun
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 Covered treatments include diagnostic procedures, prescription medications, surgery, hospitalization, prescription pet foods, and microchip implantation. Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Aug. 2021 Her statement is also true internationally as cochlear implantation and therapeutic approaches such as auditory verbal therapy spread. Michele Friedner, Scientific American, 3 Aug. 2021 After the implantation, patients will typically spend 10 days in the intensive care unit and another two to three weeks in the hospital learning how to use the device. Ayana Archie, The Courier-Journal, 22 Sep. 2021 Both plans also include microchip implantation, which is excluded from many competitors' policies. Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Aug. 2021 While cochlear implants are becoming more popular, differential implantation is introducing new inequalities. Michele Friedner, Scientific American, 3 Aug. 2021 This comes after a taxing IVF process, surgery, and her third implantation. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, 21 Aug. 2021 The hospital has about a dozen of the machines which requires implantation surgery and are considered critical for extreme cases. Jackie Borchardt, The Enquirer, 6 Aug. 2021 Contraceptive implantation can’t be done at those facilities, nor can birth-control be dispensed. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 18 June 2021

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First Known Use of implantation

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Implantation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/implantation. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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implantation

noun
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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