Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of implanting.
  • noun The condition of being implanted.
  • noun Embryology The process by which a fertilized egg implants in the uterine lining.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of implanting, or the state of being implanted; the act of setting or fixing firmly in place.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or process of implanting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun anatomy The way in which an organ, bone, muscle etc. becomes inserted into its set place.
  • noun Planting; securing a plant etc. into the ground.
  • noun The introduction of a notion, idea or thought into someone's mind.
  • noun surgery The act of inserting a medical implant.
  • noun embryology The attachment of the fertilized ovum to the uterus wall.
  • noun physics The insertion of ions into the crystal structure of another material through ion bombardment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of planting or setting in the ground
  • noun (embryology) the organic process whereby a fertilized egg becomes implanted in the lining of the uterus of placental mammals
  • noun a surgical procedure that places something in the human body

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle French implantation.

Examples

  • If implantation is recommended, a surgery date is scheduled.

    Cochlear Implant Candidacy

  • Diagnosing embryos for genetic flaws or disease before implantation is "shameful and reprehensible."

    Catholic Church updates code on birth technology

  • You can buy the ceramic flowers, but the artist (Simone Van Bakel) admits the implantation is only a concept, and the images are photoshopped.

    Boing Boing: January 11, 2004 - January 17, 2004 Archives

  • 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.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • As everything grew dim, Latimer said, Your implantation is a magnificent, biological breakthrough.

    A Few Abnormalities

  • As everything grew dim, Latimer said, Your implantation is a magnificent, biological breakthrough.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Sep 12, 2002

  • Play Piercing: A permanent piercing refers to the implantation of body jewelry such as nipple rings.

    Come Hither

  • Play Piercing: A permanent piercing refers to the implantation of body jewelry such as nipple rings.

    Come Hither

  • Play Piercing: A permanent piercing refers to the implantation of body jewelry such as nipple rings.

    Come Hither

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