Definition of Transplant

1. Noun. (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient.

Exact synonyms: Graft
Generic synonyms: Animal Tissue
Specialized synonyms: Autograft, Autoplasty, Allograft, Homograft, Heterograft, Xenograft
Category relationships: Surgery
Derivative terms: Graft

2. Verb. Lift and reset in another soil or situation. "Transplant the young rice plants"
Exact synonyms: Transfer
Generic synonyms: Displace
Derivative terms: Transferer, Transferrer, Transplantation, Transplanter, Transplanting

3. Noun. An operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient). "A child had a multiple organ transplant two months ago"

4. Verb. Be transplantable. "These delicate plants do not transplant easily"
Related verbs: Transfer
Generic synonyms: Be

5. Noun. The act of removing something from one location and introducing it in another location. "She returned to Alabama because she could not bear transplantation"
Exact synonyms: Transplantation, Transplanting
Generic synonyms: Movement

6. Verb. Place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient.
Exact synonyms: Graft
Generic synonyms: Enter, Infix, Insert, Introduce
Entails: Move
Derivative terms: Graft, Grafting, Transplantation

7. Verb. Transfer from one place or period to another. "The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America"
Exact synonyms: Transfer, Transpose
Generic synonyms: Shift

Definition of Transplant

1. v. t. To remove, and plant in another place; as, to transplant trees.

Definition of Transplant

1. Verb. (transitive) To uproot (a growing plant), and plant it in another place. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To remove (something) and establish its residence in another place; to resettle or relocate. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive medicine) To transfer (tissue or an organ) from one body to another, or from one part of a body to another. ¹

4. Noun. An act of uprooting and moving (something). ¹

5. Noun. Anything that is transplanted. ¹

6. Noun. (medicine) An operation in which tissue or an organ is transplanted. ¹

7. Noun. (medicine) A transplanted organ or tissue. ¹

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Definition of Transplant

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Transplant

1. 1. To remove, and plant in another place; as, to transplant trees. 2. To remove, and settle or establish for residence in another place; as, to transplant inhabitants. "Being transplanted out of his cold, barren diocese of St. David into a warmer climate." (Clarendon) Origin: F. Transplanter, L. Transplantare; trans across, over + plantare to plant. See Plant. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Transplant

transplant (current term)
transplant lung syndrome
transplantation antigen
transplantation chimera
transplantation conditioning
transplantation genetics
transplantation immunology
transplantation of cornea
transplantation reaction

Literary usage of Transplant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Seeding and Planting: A Manual for the Guidance of Forestry Students by James William Toumey (1916)
"If the transplant beds are exposed to the sun the plants are hardier and better able ... Watering transplant beds is rarely necessary except in regions of ..."

2. The Important Timber Trees of the United States: A Manual of Practical by Simon Bolivar Elliott (1912)
"XIV THE transplant NURSERY A transplant NURSERY may be defined as ground into which seedling trees are removed in order that a better root system may be ..."

3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"In a group of 210 heart transplant recipients, we diagnosed CAD in 54 (27.1%) by coronary angiography, postmortem examination or examination of the ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1901)
"If the trees must be removed he may prefer to take them a« living trees, and transplant them elsewhere, perhaps in more suitable localities in the street, ..."

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