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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Or, transplant it to a larger pot so its roots won’t be overcrowded all summer. Beth Botts, Chicago Tribune, 23 Apr. 2022 This mutation is predominantly found in people of northern European descent, limiting the ability to transplant to people who aren't White. Tasnim Ahmed, CNN, 15 Feb. 2022 Basically, scientists take stem cells and slowly transplant them into the patient. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 18 Feb. 2022 When a kidney or lung fails, the surgeon gets paid to transplant an organ. Robert Pearl, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 At this private island resort, encircled by the Great Astrolabe Reef, guests join marine biologists on snorkel trips and dives to help transplant live coral from seven nearby nurseries into a growing reef. Heidi Mitchell, WSJ, 21 Jan. 2022 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Wisconsin was investigating four cases, including a child who needed a transplant, and the first U.S. death. Lena H. Sun, Washington Post, 17 May 2022 The cross-country transplant was possible because of a solution developed at UW-Madison that extends the time that an organ can be safely stored outside of a body. Kelly Meyerhofer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 May 2022 Roberta was recently helping her brother recover from a bone marrow transplant. Shafiq Najib, PEOPLE.com, 15 May 2022 From May 16 to 20, the popular Austin transplant will offer smoked shoyu brisket ramen, which has surfaced annually—give or take a year due to COVID-19—since the restaurant’s Houston location opened in 2017. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 15 May 2022 Normal blood levels of ammonia are between 25 and 40, says Dr. Srinath Chinnakotla, surgical director of the liver transplant program at M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital. Brenda Goodman, CNN, 13 May 2022 This became the flagship of the transplant diagnostic industry. Stephen Ibaraki, Forbes, 13 May 2022 Landing these two veteran character actresses is certainly a boon for the freshman series, which has some big shoes to fill for fans of either the Channel 4 millennial OG or Showtime's transatlantic transplant, or both. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 13 May 2022 Her real-estate agent, Alex Marks, is also a new transplant from New York. Deborah Acosta, WSJ, 10 May 2022 See More

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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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6 May 2022

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More Definitions for transplant

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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