reimplantation

noun re·im·plan·ta·tion \ (ˌ)rē-ˌim-ˌplan-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of reimplantation

plural reimplantations
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

noun re·im·plan·ta·tion \ ˌrē-ˌim-ˌplan-ˈtā-shən \

medical Definition of reimplantation

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

reimplant

play \-im-ˈplant\ transitive verb

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