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- 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: Fr implanter: see in- and amp; plant
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verb im·plant·ed, im·plant·ing, im·plants verb, transitive
- 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.
Origin: Middle English implanten, from Medieval Latin implantāre : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin plantāre, to plant (from planta, a shoot; see plant).
- im·plantˈa·ble adjective
implant - Medical Definition
- To insert or embed an object or a device surgically.
- To graft or insert a tissue within the body.
- To become attached to and embedded in the uterine lining. Used of a fertilized egg.
implant - Science Definition
- To become attached to and embedded in the maternal uterine lining. Used of a fertilized egg.
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