transplant

verb
trans·​plant | \ ˌtran(t)s-ˈplant How to pronounce transplant (audio) \
transplanted; transplanting; transplants

Definition of transplant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to lift and reset (a plant) in another soil or situation
2 : to remove from one place or context and settle or introduce elsewhere : relocate
3 : to transfer (an organ or tissue) from one part or individual to another

intransitive verb

: to tolerate being transplanted does not transplant as well as other varieties

transplant

noun
trans·​plant | \ ˈtran(t)s-ˌplant How to pronounce transplant (audio) \

Definition of transplant (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : a person or thing that is transplanted
b : a manufacturing plant set up locally by a foreign automobile company to save on shipping costs bumpers shipped to a Japanese transplant in the U.S.
2 : the act or process of transplanting

Other Words from transplant

Verb

transplantability \ ˌtran(t)s-​ˌplan-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce transplant (audio) \ noun
transplantable \ tran(t)s-​ˈplan-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce transplant (audio) \ adjective
transplantation \ ˌtran(t)s-​ˌplan-​ˈtā-​shən How to pronounce transplant (audio) \ noun
transplanter \ tran(t)s-​ˈplan-​tər How to pronounce transplant (audio) \ noun

Examples of transplant in a Sentence

Verb She carefully transplanted the seedlings. The bush was transplanted to a different part of the garden. Doctors transplanted one of his kidneys into his sister. a recipient of a transplanted heart The group transplanted the beavers to another part of the state. She is a New Yorker who recently transplanted to the West Coast. Noun The heart transplant was successful. He is going to need a liver transplant. The doctors are trying to keep him alive until a liver can be found for transplant. The patient's body rejected the transplant. She received a bone marrow transplant from an unknown donor. She's a Southern transplant who now lives in New York.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Dig plugs from the thick areas and transplant them into the thin spots. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Jan. 2022 In September, Montgomery moved forward the work by becoming the first to transplant a pig kidney into a person, but in that case, and a subsequent December surgery, the person had recently been declared brain dead. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 11 Jan. 2022 Houseplants is the topic for Jan. 29, offering tips on low care and low maintenance plants, which are the easiest to own, and, how to transplant them. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 3 Jan. 2022 In the mid-2000s, researchers figured out how to genetically transplant those outer-surface opsins into brain cells. Adam Rogers, Wired, 24 Nov. 2021 This one with curved sides will be difficult-to-impossible to transplant out of later because the curve at the top will hold the root ball in. oregonlive, 14 Nov. 2021 Researchers were able to transplant a pig kidney into a human body on September 25. Li Cohen, CBS News, 20 Oct. 2021 Perryman estimates North Carolina suffered a loss of $367.6 million and 4,677 jobs over the NCAA's decision to transplant the Men's Basketball Final Four from Greensboro to Indianapolis, Indiana in 2021. Ariana Garcia, Chron, 30 Sep. 2021 Mysteriously, all attempts to transplant the flower to other islands, or even to other spots on Raiatea, have failed. Hampton Sides, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Downey doesn’t deny the importance of the transplant. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2022 Many of them represent important moments in her life, including the date of her kidney transplant. Tristan Balagtas, PEOPLE.com, 28 Dec. 2021 The cost of a liver transplant is in excess of $300,000. John Lamattina, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 On her arm is the date of her kidney transplant, which the singer confirmed in 2019 was a matching tat with her good friend Francia Raisa (who served as the donor for her surgery). Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 15 Dec. 2021 Hugh was on dialysis and badly in need of a transplant. Usa Today Network Ventures Staff, USA TODAY, 10 Dec. 2021 Just last month, Robin celebrated the nine-year anniversary of her transplant. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 22 Oct. 2021 Lawmakers also passed Senate Bill 538, a bill that would ban discrimination against any individual in the receipt of an organ transplant on the basis of the individual's disability. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Oct. 2021 The drive-thru registration, hosted by the nonprofit organization DKMS, is being held for Jason Steffen, 41, who was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma and is in need of a life-saving blood stem cell transplant from a matching donor. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 19 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of transplant

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1756, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for transplant

Verb

Middle English transplaunten, from Late Latin transplantare, from Latin trans- + plantare to plant

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The first known use of transplant was in the 15th century

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18 Jan 2022

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“Transplant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transplant. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for transplant

transplant

verb

English Language Learners Definition of transplant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to remove (a plant) from the ground or from a pot and move it to another place
: to perform a medical operation in which an organ or other part that has been removed from the body of one person is put into the body of another person
: to move (a person or animal) to a new home : relocate

transplant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of transplant (Entry 2 of 2)

: a medical operation in which an organ or other part is removed from the body of one person and put into the body of another person
: an organ, piece of skin, etc., that is transplanted
: a person who has moved to a new home especially in a different region or country

transplant

verb
trans·​plant | \ trans-ˈplant How to pronounce transplant (audio) \
transplanted; transplanting

Kids Definition of transplant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to dig up and plant again in another soil or location transplant seedlings
2 : to remove from one place and settle or introduce elsewhere The beavers were transplanted to another part of the forest.
3 : to transfer (a body organ or tissue) from one part or individual to another

transplant

noun
trans·​plant | \ ˈtrans-ˌplant How to pronounce transplant (audio) \

Kids Definition of transplant (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : something or someone planted or moved elsewhere
2 : the process or act of planting or moving elsewhere a heart transplant

transplant

transitive verb
trans·​plant | \ tran(t)s-ˈplant How to pronounce transplant (audio) \

Medical Definition of transplant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to transfer from one place to another especially : to transfer (an organ or tissue) from one part or individual to another

transplant

noun
trans·​plant | \ ˈtran(t)s-ˌplant How to pronounce transplant (audio) \

Medical Definition of transplant (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : something (as an organ or part) that is transplanted
2 : the act or process of transplanting : transplantation performed a kidney transplant

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