1The action of implanting or state of being implanted.
- Whether these alien chip implantations are part of another government project or are actually implanted by aliens is a whole discussion in itself.
- Worldwide there have so far been only some 50 implantations for OCD and 15 for depression, but the technology suggests a not-too-distant future when options other than drugs may be available to sufferers of serious mental illness.
- He suggested that I have knee implantations, but I'm not sure if I want to go that route.
1.1 Zoology & Medicine (In a mammal) the attachment of the fertilized egg or blastocyst to the wall of the uterus at the start of pregnancy, often delayed in some mammals by several months. Also called nidation.
- Gestation lasts two months, but the young may be born up to a year after mating because these otters employ delayed implantation of the fertilized egg in the uterus.
- The term referred to the embryo before its implantation in the womb.
- If fertilization occurs, progesterone supports implantation of the ovum and maintains the pregnancy.
Late 16th century: from French, from implanter 'to implant'.
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