replantation

noun

re·​plan·​ta·​tion ˌrē-(ˌ)plan-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce replantation (audio)
: reattachment or reinsertion of a bodily part (such as a limb or tooth) after separation from the body

Examples of replantation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1980 the government began returning degraded forest to villages, under the stipulation that communities protect and manage their areas – part of a massive replantation initiative supported by foreign aid. Erika Page, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 Jan. 2023 What followed was an enormous replantation effort that was bolstered by foreign aid. Bhadra Sharma, New York Times, 11 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of replantation was in 1870

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“Replantation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/replantation. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

replantation

noun
re·​plan·​ta·​tion ˌrē-(ˌ)plan-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce replantation (audio)
: reattachment or reinsertion of a bodily part (as a limb or tooth) after separation from the body
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