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

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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 The book is the true story of the late Dr. Robert White, a Shaker resident and MetroHealth’s first chief of neurosurgery, who tested the boundaries of science and ethics in his quest to transplant the human soul. cleveland, 28 May 2021 In 2018 and 2019 researchers in Mexico and Israel used the Mote team’s strategy to generate coral fragments and transplant them onto reefs just off Mexico’s Pacific coast. Elizabeth Svoboda, Scientific American, 1 May 2021 When the seedlings are 4-6 inches tall, transplant them to small containers or rows in a garden. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 1 May 2021 Kyoto University Hospital said the woman underwent an 11-hour operation by a 30-strong medical team on Wednesday to transplant lung tissue from her husband and son. Julia Hollingsworth And Emiko Jozuka, CNN, 9 Apr. 2021 Now is a good time to transplant the bird of paradise so there is minimal stress on the plants with a quick recovery expected. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 3 Apr. 2021 In six or eight weeks, the seedlings will be large enough to transplant into your garden, just as the soil warms up. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Mar. 2021 His solution was to transplant heads (containing their brains) onto cadavers that were brain dead but otherwise physiologically viable. Howard Schneider, WSJ, 21 Feb. 2021 Rooting during the warmer months requires six to eight weeks to begin and about 12 weeks before the cuttings are ready to transplant into individual containers. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 20 Feb. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun This summer, researchers hope to start recruiting about 200 vaccinated kidney transplant patients to take part in a study, according to Dr. Daniel Rotrosen, director of the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation at NIAID. Elizabeth Cohen, CNN, 4 June 2021 Meredith fights for treatments and surgeries and eventually wrestles Bailey into making a call to get Girlie on the list for a double lung transplant. Lincee Ray, EW.com, 4 June 2021 For now, doctors offer this advice for their transplant patients. BostonGlobe.com, 8 May 2021 Christophe Legendre, a nephrologist at Necker Hospital in Paris, is planning antibody tests to see how well the approach works in transplant patients. Jennifer Couzin-frankel, Science | AAAS, 27 Apr. 2021 Until the pandemic, transplant patients who survived for 12 months after surgery lived for an average of nine years, Bharat says. Adam Galler, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Apr. 2021 Segev and his team have already published a study showing that after one shot, only 17% out of 436 transplant patients created any antibody response. Caroline Chen, ProPublica, 14 Apr. 2021 For Smith, that means a three-day weekend with Mondays off to schedule doctors’ appointments, run errands or volunteer helping organ transplant patients and donors. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, 9 Apr. 2021 Kumar agreed the benefit of vaccination vastly outweighs the risk for transplant patients. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 15 Mar. 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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30 May 2021

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“Transplant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transplant. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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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
medical : 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

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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