Definition of transplant in English:

transplant

Syllabification: trans·plant

verb

Pronunciation: /transˈplant
 
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[with object]
  • 1Move or transfer (something) to another place or situation, typically with some effort or upheaval: his endeavor to transplant people from Russia to the Argentine (as adjective transplanted) a transplanted Easterner
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    • If you took an Irish Catholic or a Polish Catholic person and transplanted him or her in southern Italy, would the guilt complex fade away with the sunshine and wine therapy?
    • Ok you may say that they were dangerous and you were giving the people who lived in them a new start by transplanting them out into suburbia.
    • I do it all the time, especially in word processing, when I want to transplant a sentence from one location to another in one of my hellishly long essays.
    Synonyms
    transfer, move, remove, shift, relocate, take
  • 1.1Replant (a plant) in another place.
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    replant, repot, relocate
  • 1.2Remove (living tissue or an organ) and implant it in another part of the body or in another body.
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    transfer, implant

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈtransˌplant
 
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  • 1An operation in which an organ or tissue is transplanted: a heart transplant kidneys available for transplant
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    • 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.
  • 1.1An organ or tissue that is transplanted.
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    • 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.
  • 1.2A plant that has been or is to be transplanted.
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    • Growing early season plants in pots for transplant in October will provide ripe tomatoes by Christmas.
    • There are no worries of freezing weather and no need for plant lights for these transplants and the blowing wind and bright sunlight will help produce stocky, vigorous plants.
    • Our average last frost is around mid-February, but often we can plant tomato transplants in early February.
  • 1.3A person or thing that has been moved to a new place or situation.
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    • But hey, if they wiped out its whole population and moved in transplants from Center City, I wouldn't complain!
    • The Gang actually was a band of Florida transplants who moved north for bigger purses.

Derivatives

transplantable

Pronunciation: /transˈplantəbəl/
adjective
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  • And they're working on the transgenic pig that will grow transplantable organs.
  • Recent advances in human tissue transplantation have created an exploding commercial industry for the purpose of supplying hospitals and clinics with transplantable human tissue.
  • We review the evidence and arguments that expose these problems and present an alternative ethical framework to guide the procurement of transplantable organs.

transplantation

Pronunciation: /-ˌplanˈtāSHən/
noun
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  • South Korea will spend $72-million over the next ten years to mass produce pig organs for human transplantations as part of a government-backed push to excel in biotechnology.
  • We are trying to increase the number of live transplantations further.
  • There has been quite a few instances where heart transplantations were not necessary, thanks to yoga and meditation.

transplanter

noun
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  • He introduced renal dialysis, was the physician to the first kidney transplanters, and brought the Howard Hughes Medical Institute into being.
  • However, Lock is interviewing the people really involved: relatives and recipients, transplanters and harvesters.
  • At first, researchers modified a Holland transplanter by adding a front coulter to slice through cover crop residues, which worked well in moist, mellow soils.

Origin

late Middle English (as a verb describing the repositioning of a plant): from late Latin transplantare, from Latin trans- 'across' + plantare 'to plant'. The noun, first in the sense 'something or someone moved to a new place', dates from the mid 18th century.

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