re·​im·​plant (ˌ)rē-im-ˈplant How to pronounce reimplant (audio)
reimplanted; reimplanting

transitive verb

medical : 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
medical : 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

Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of reimplant was in 1870

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Cite this Entry

“Reimplant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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