reimplantation

noun
re·​im·​plan·​ta·​tion | \ (ˌ)rē-ˌim-ˌplan-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce reimplantation (audio) \
plural reimplantations

Definition of reimplantation

1 : the restoration of a bodily tissue or part to the site from which it was removed : replantation A lost tooth has the best chance of successful reimplantation within an hour.— Diane Gorgas The standard surgical correction is ureteral reimplantation through an open or laparoscopic procedure.— David A. Diamond and Tej K. Mattoo
2 : the implantation of an egg in the uterus after it has been removed from the body and often fertilized in vitro Although IVF with reimplantation of fertilized eggs (ova) has long been widely used in animal breeding, the first successful birth of a human child from IVF … did not take place until 1978.Encyclopaedia Britannica

First Known Use of reimplantation

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Reimplantation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reimplantation. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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reimplantation

noun
re·​im·​plan·​ta·​tion | \ ˌrē-ˌim-ˌplan-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce reimplantation (audio) \

Medical Definition of reimplantation

1 : the restoration of a bodily tissue or part (as a tooth) to the site from which it was removed : replantation
2 : the implantation of an egg in the uterus after it has been removed from the body and often fertilized in vitro

Other Words from reimplantation

reimplant \ -​im-​ˈplant How to pronounce reimplant (audio) \ transitive verb

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