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transplant

verb trans·plant \ ˌtran(t)s-ˈplant \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of transplant

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

transplantability

play \ˌtran(t)s-ˌplan-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

transplantable

play \tran(t)s-ˈplan-tə-bəl\ adjective

transplantation

play \ˌtran(t)s-ˌplan-ˈtā-shən\ noun

transplanter

play \tran(t)s-ˈplan-tər\ noun

Examples of transplant in a Sentence

  1. She carefully transplanted the seedlings.

  2. The bush was transplanted to a different part of the garden.

  3. Doctors transplanted one of his kidneys into his sister.

  4. a recipient of a transplanted heart

  5. The group transplanted the beavers to another part of the state.

  6. She is a New Yorker who recently transplanted to the West Coast.

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Origin and Etymology of transplant

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


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transplant

noun trans·plant \ ˈtran(t)s-ˌplant \

Definition of transplant

1 a :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

Examples of transplant in a Sentence

  1. The heart transplant was successful.

  2. He is going to need a liver transplant.

  3. The doctors are trying to keep him alive until a liver can be found for transplant.

  4. The patient's body rejected the transplant.

  5. She received a bone marrow transplant from an unknown donor.

  6. She's a Southern transplant who now lives in New York.

Recent Examples of transplant from the Web

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First Known Use of transplant

1756


TRANSPLANT Defined for English Language Learners

transplant

verb

Definition of transplant for English Language Learners

  • : 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

Definition of transplant for English Language Learners

  • medical : 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 Defined for Kids

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transplant

verb trans·plant \ trans-ˈplant \

Definition of transplant for Students

transplanted; transplanting
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

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transplant

noun trans·plant \ ˈtrans-ˌplant \

Definition of transplant for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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transplant

transitive verb trans·plant \ tran(t)s-ˈplant \

medical Definition of transplant

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

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transplant

noun trans·plant \ ˈtran(t)s-ˌplant \

medical Definition of transplant

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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