from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of implanting.
- n. The condition of being implanted.
- n. Embryology The process by which a fertilized egg implants in the uterine lining.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The way in which an organ, bone, muscle etc. becomes inserted into its set place.
- n. Planting; securing a plant etc. into the ground.
- n. The introduction of a notion, idea or thought into someone's mind.
- n. The act of inserting a medical implant.
- n. The attachment of the fertilized ovum to the uterus wall.
- n. The insertion of ions into the crystal structure of another material through ion bombardment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of implanting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of implanting, or the state of being implanted; the act of setting or fixing firmly in place.
- n. Union of the two ends of intestine, after exsection of a segment, by the insertion of one into the other and retention by sutures.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of planting or setting in the ground
- n. (embryology) the organic process whereby a fertilized egg becomes implanted in the lining of the uterus of placental mammals
- n. a surgical procedure that places something in the human body
From Middle French implantation. (Wiktionary)