reimplant

verb re·im·plant \ (ˌ)rē-im-ˈplant \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reimplant

reimplanted; reimplanting
medical
1 : to restore or replace (something, such as a bodily tissue or part) after loss or removal : to implant (something) back into the body
  • Avulsion, or complete displacement of a tooth out of its socket, requires rinsing the tooth and reimplanting it into the socket.
  • —Colin T. Galbraith and Mark J. Glasgow
2 : to subject (something) to reimplantation
  • … pioneered the techniques that now make it possible to fertilize human ova outside the body of the woman who is their source and then successfully to reimplant them in her uterus …
  • Nature

First Known Use of reimplant

1870

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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