reimplant

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

Definition of reimplant

transitive verb

1 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
2 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

First Known Use of reimplant

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Reimplant.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reimplant?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=r&file=reimp01m. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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