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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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


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)


  • Once your child has completed the evaluation process, and we've determined a transplant is the best option, he will be placed on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) waiting list to receive a kidney transplant from a suitable donor.

    The Kidney Transplant Waiting List, United Network for Organ

  • The data are skewed by the US system that allows just about anyone -- even those who are so desperately ill the chance of surviving a transplant is almost nil and people over 80 years old -- to be listed on the official organ list.

    Nancy Scheper-Hughes: Take a Deep Breath (Inhale): Organ Panics

  • With Cloning and Brain transplant would immortality be possible?

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 1143

  • Devastating, says Dorry Segev, the director of clinical research in transplant surgery at Johns Hopkins.

    ...With Functioning Kidneys for All

  • Compared with dialysis payments, every transplant from a living, unrelated donor saves an expected present value of almost $100,000 in medical costs, according to a 2003 American Journal of Transplantation article by Matas and Mark Schnitzler, an economist then at Washington University in St. Louis and now at the Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research.

    ...With Functioning Kidneys for All

  • As a matter of interest at least 8 cases of rabies worldwide have been determined as human-to-human transfer when a patient received a corneal transplant from a person who died from rabies but the cause of death was not known at the time of harvest.

    Next rabies question ~~~~~ If hunting rabbits, squirrels, deer, or raccoons, which kind of hunting poses the most risk regard

  • Persons who received blood transfusions or an organ transplant from a donor who was later identified as having had hepatitis C virus infection.

    Hepatitis C

  • A liver transplant is an operation performed to replace a diseased liver with a healthy one — either an entire liver or just a section — from another person.

    Liver transplant surgery process

  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Liver Transplant Team determines whether a liver transplant is needed and UNOS is responsible for transplant organ distribution in the United States.

    Liver transplant waiting list

  • Enlarge+A kidney transplant is an operation in which your child receives a normal kidney from another person to replace his failed kidneys.

    Kidney Transplantation


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