- to dig up (a growing plant) from one place and plant it in another
- to remove (people, animals, etc.) from one place and resettle in another
- Surgery to transfer (tissue or an organ) from one individual or part of the body to another; graft
Origin of transplantMiddle English transplaunten from Ecclesiastical Late Latin transplantare: see trans- and plant
- to do transplanting
- to be capable of enduring transplantation
- the act or an instance of transplanting
- something transplanted, as a bodily organ or seedling
verbtrans·plant·ed, trans·plant·ing, trans·plants
- To uproot and replant (a growing plant).
- To transfer from one place or residence to another; resettle or relocate: residents were transplanted to the suburbs during the massive reconstruction project.
- Medicine To transfer (tissue, a body structure, or an organ) from one body to another body or from one part of a body to another part.
- a. The act or process of transplanting something.b. Medicine An operation in which an organ, body part, or other tissue is transplanted: a corneal transplant.
- Something that is transplanted, especially:a. A plant that has been uprooted and replanted in another place.b. Medicine An organ, body part, or other tissue that has been transplanted, as from one person to another.
- A person who has resettled in a different place.
Origin of transplantMiddle English transplaunten from Old French transplanter from Late Latin trānsplantāre Latin trāns trans- Latin plantāre to plant ; see plat- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present transplants, present participle transplanting, simple past and past participle transplanted)
trans- +"Ž plant (verb)