American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
- n. anatomy 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. surgery The act of inserting a medical implant.
- n. embryology The attachment of the fertilized ovum to the uterus wall.
- n. physics The insertion of ions into the crystal structure of another material through ion bombardment.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or process of implanting.
- 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)
“If implantation is recommended, a surgery date is scheduled.”
“Diagnosing embryos for genetic flaws or disease before implantation is "shameful and reprehensible.”
“You can buy the ceramic flowers, but the artist (Simone Van Bakel) admits the implantation is only a concept, and the images are photoshopped.”
“The surgical placement and long term implantation of these transvenous leads within the patient's heart are associated with a significant proportion of the complications related to this highly effective therapy.”
“As everything grew dim, Latimer said, Your implantation is a magnificent, biological breakthrough.”
“Either ovulation, which actually prevents the eggs from getting down the fallopian tube in the first place, fertilization, which prevents the egg and the sperm actually coming together, or implantation, which is sort of the third process predicating a pregnancy.”
“Play Piercing: A permanent piercing refers to the implantation of body jewelry such as nipple rings.”
“This process is known as implantation (see Figure 4.3).”
“Intravitreal implantation of encapsulated factor secreting cells has the disadvantage of non-specific exposure of intraocular structures to potentially deleterious levels of growth factor, and there is limitation of allowing repeat implantation, which is required to sustain long-term efficacy.”
“They don't prevent ovulation and conception, they prevent implantation, which is abortion.”
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