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Translation of transplant in Spanish:

transitive verb

American English: /træn(t)sˈplænt/
British English: /transˈplɑːnt/
, /tranzˈplɑːnt/
  • (in medicine, gardening)
    Example sentences
    • The seedlings can be left in these pots until planted into the flowerbeds, or can be transplanted into hanging baskets or window boxes when large enough to handle.
    • Mid winter is perfect for repotting your indoor plants since many plants need to be transplanted into larger containers every two to three years.
    • Flowering bulbs can be transplanted, if done carefully, into decorative containers.
    Example sentences
    • Many different tissues can be transplanted such as whole organs like the heart, or cells as in bone marrow transplantation.
    • Kidneys were the first organs to be successfully transplanted.
    • Since there was no artificial liver or heart equivalent to the artificial kidney, if these transplanted organs did not function immediately, death was inevitable.

intransitive verb

American English: /træn(t)sˈplænt/
British English: /transˈplɑːnt/
, /tranzˈplɑːnt/
  • (be planted again)a shrub that transplants easily
    un arbusto fácil de trasplantar


American English: /ˈtræn(t)splænt/
British English: /ˈtransplɑːnt/
, /ˈtranzplɑːnt/
  • 1 (operation) he's had a heart/kidney transplant
    le han hecho un trasplante de corazón/riñón
    hair transplant
    implante (masculine) capilar or de cabello
    (before noun) transplant operation
    operación (feminine) de trasplante
    transplant patient
    (paciente que ha sido o va a ser sometido a un trasplante)
    Example sentences
    • A leading clergyman who has bounced back after a transplant operation and surgery for cancer is facing a third major operation this week.
    • He's had a heart transplant operation and it's proved successful.
    • He underwent a transplant operation four-and-a-half years ago, but the kidney donated by his father was rejected.
  • 2 (organ)
    Example sentences
    • Another theory is that a woman's higher oestrogen levels make her organs more prone to rejection and at the same time make it more likely that her body will reject an organ transplant.
    • The transplant rejects the body rather than the other way around, a very nasty situation called graft versus host disease.
    • You may have to take medicine for the rest of your life to prevent your body from rejecting the transplant.
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