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

  • intransitive verb To uproot and replant (a growing plant).
  • intransitive verb To transfer from one place or residence to another; resettle or relocate.
  • intransitive verb To transfer (tissue, a body structure, or an organ) from one body to another body or from one part of the body to another part.
  • intransitive verb To transfer (tissue, a body structure, or an organ) from an animal or cadaver to a person.
  • intransitive verb To be capable of being transplanted.
  • noun The act or process of transplanting something.
  • noun Medicine An operation in which an organ, body part, or other tissue is transplanted.
  • noun Something that is transplanted, especially.
  • noun A plant that has been uprooted and replanted in another place.
  • noun Medicine An organ, body part, or other tissue that has been transplanted, as from one person to another.
  • noun A person who has resettled in a different place.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or process of transplanting; specifically, the carrying of bacterial organisms from one medium to another for purposes of culture.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To remove, and plant in another place.
  • transitive verb To remove, and settle or establish for residence in another place.

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

  • verb transitive To uproot (a growing plant), and plant it in another place.
  • verb transitive To remove (something) and establish its residence in another place; to resettle or relocate.
  • verb transitive, medicine To transfer (tissue or an organ) from one body to another, or from one part of a body to another.
  • noun An act of uprooting and moving (something).
  • noun Anything that is transplanted.
  • noun medicine An operation in which tissue or an organ is transplanted.
  • noun medicine A transplanted organ or tissue.
  • noun US Someone who is not native to their area of residence.

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

  • noun (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient
  • verb place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient
  • noun the act of removing something from one location and introducing it in another location
  • verb transfer from one place or period to another
  • verb lift and reset in another soil or situation
  • noun an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient)
  • verb be transplantable

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English transplaunten, from Old French transplanter, from Late Latin trānsplantāre : Latin trāns, trans- + Latin plantāre, to plant; see plat- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

trans- +‎ plant (verb)

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