implant[im plant′; for n. im′plant′]
A dental implant.
- to plant firmly or deeply; embed
- to fix firmly in the mind; instill; inculcate
- Med., Dentistry to insert (a substance, organ, or piece of living tissue) within the body, as in grafting
Origin of implantFrench implanter: see in- and amp; plant
verbim·plant·ed, im·plant·ing, im·plants
- To set in firmly, as into the ground: implant fence posts.
- To establish securely, as in the mind or consciousness; instill: habits that had been implanted early in childhood.
- Medicine a. To insert or embed (an object or a device) surgically: implant a drug capsule; implant a pacemaker.b. To graft or insert (a tissue) within the body.
verb, intransitive Embryology
Origin of implantMiddle English implanten, from Medieval Latin implantāre : Latin in-, in; see in–2 + Latin plantāre, to plant (from planta, a shoot; see plant).
(third-person singular simple present implants, present participle implanting, simple past and past participle implanted)