from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To uproot and replant (a growing plant).
- transitive v. To transfer from one place or residence to another; resettle or relocate.
- transitive v. Medicine To transfer (tissue or an organ) from one body or body part to another.
- intransitive v. To be capable of undergoing transplantation.
- n. The act or process of transplanting.
- n. Something transplanted.
- n. Medicine An operation in which tissue or an organ is transplanted: undergo a heart transplant; surgical transplant of a cornea.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To uproot (a growing plant), and plant it in another place.
- v. To remove (something) and establish its residence in another place; to resettle or relocate.
- v. To transfer (tissue or an organ) from one body to another, or from one part of a body to another.
- n. An act of uprooting and moving (something).
- n. Anything that is transplanted.
- n. An operation in which tissue or an organ is transplanted.
- n. A transplanted organ or tissue.
- n. Someone who is not native to their area of residence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To remove, and plant in another place.
- transitive v. To remove, and settle or establish for residence in another place.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of transplanting; specifically, the carrying of bacterial organisms from one medium to another for purposes of culture.
- n. That which is transplanted; specifically, in forestry, a seedling which has been transplanted once or several times.
- To plant anew in a different place.
- In general, to remove from one place to another; especially, to remove and establish for residence in another place.
- In surgery, to transfer from one part of the body or from one person to another. See transplantation, 3.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient
- v. place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient
- n. the act of removing something from one location and introducing it in another location
- v. transfer from one place or period to another
- v. lift and reset in another soil or situation
- n. an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient)
- v. be transplantable
Middle English transplaunten, from Old French transplanter, from Late Latin trānsplantāre : Latin trāns, trans- + Latin plantāre, to plant; see plat- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
trans- + plant (verb) (Wiktionary)