to transfer (living tissue) for culture in an artificial medium
Origin of explantex- + plant,
this tissue or culture
transitive verbex·plant·ed, ex·plant·ing, ex·plants
To remove (living tissue) from the natural site of growth and place in a medium for culture.
Origin of explantex– + (im)plant.
- (botany) Any portion taken from a plant that will be used to initiate a culture. It can be a portion of the shoot or of the leaves or even just some cells.