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Definitions for transplant
trænsˈplænt, -ˈplɑnt; ˈtrænsˌplænt, -ˌplɑnttrans·plant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. graft, transplantnoun

    (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient

  2. transplant, transplantation, organ transplantnoun

    an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient)

    "he had a kidney transplant"; "the long-term results of cardiac transplantation are now excellent"; "a child had a multiple organ transplant two months ago"

  3. transplant, transplantation, transplantingverb

    the act of removing something from one location and introducing it in another location

    "the transplant did not flower until the second year"; "too frequent transplanting is not good for families"; "she returned to Alabama because she could not bear transplantation"

  4. transplant, transferverb

    lift and reset in another soil or situation

    "Transplant the young rice plants"

  5. transplantverb

    be transplantable

    "These delicate plants do not transplant easily"

  6. transplant, graftverb

    place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient

  7. transfer, transpose, transplantverb

    transfer from one place or period to another

    "The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To TRANSPLANTverb

    Etymology: trans and planto, Lat. transplanter, Fr.

    The noblest fruits transplanted in our isle,
    With early hope and fragrant blossoms smile. Wentworth Dillon.

    Salopian acres flourish with a growth,
    Peculiar stil’d the Ottley; be thou first
    This apple to transplant. Phillips.

    If any transplant themselves into plantations abroad, who are schismaticks or outlaws, such are not fit to lay the foundation of a new colony. Francis Bacon, Advice to Villiers.

    Of light the greater part he took
    Transplanted from her cloudy shrine, and plac’d
    In the sun’s orb. John Milton.

    He prospered at the rate of his own wishes, being transplanted out of his cold barren diocese of Saint David’s into a warmer climate. Edward Hyde.


  1. transplant

    A transplant is a medical procedure involving the removal of a healthy organ, tissue, or cells from one body, referred to as the donor, and placing it into another body, referred to as the recipient, that needed it due to disease or injury. It can also refer to the transfer of an entity from one place to another.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transplantverb

    to remove, and plant in another place; as, to transplant trees

  2. Transplantverb

    to remove, and settle or establish for residence in another place; as, to transplant inhabitants

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Transplant

    trans-plant′, v.t. to remove and plant in another place: to remove.—adj. Transplan′table.—ns. Transplantā′tion, act of transplanting, the removal of a living plant to another place, the removal of living tissue from one part of the body, or from one individual, to another; Transplan′ter, a machine for moving trees.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of transplant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of transplant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of transplant in a Sentence

  1. Ben Cline:

    It is unimaginable that organ transplant centers would deny American citizens life-saving medical procedures solely for being unvaccinated against COVID-19, the SAVE Act ensures that no one is denied an organ transplant or donation based on their vaccination status. Getting vaccinated is a personal choice and should not be mandated.

  2. Steve Sosebee:

    Until radiation therapy is permitted, until we can develop a bone marrow transplant department here, some kids do still have to travel outside for treatment.

  3. Chris Thomas:

    There is this fear of movement that transplant recipients feel, and they can become sedentary, whereas all of the evidence shows now that the fitter and the more active they can be around that transplanted organ, the more likely they are to actually hold onto that organ for many, many years to come.

  4. Jose Chua Lopez:

    We needed $15,000 and we put together a little bit more, just for the evaluation afterward, the double transplant would cost around $2 million. ... For now, I don't want to think about that.

  5. Steve Sanders:

    We were beginning to have conversations a few years ago about, well, ‘You may need to think about a transplant if these numbers continue to go down — or dialysis,’ i did not want to go on dialysis … as an active father of two young kids.

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  • شتل, زرعArabic
  • күсереп ултыртыуBashkir
  • trasplantarCatalan, Valencian
  • udplante, transplantat, omplante, transplantation, transplantereDanish
  • umpflanzen, transplantieren, verpflanzen, umsetzen, TransplantationGerman
  • trasplantarSpanish
  • elinsiirto, siirtoistuttaa, sirtää, siirrännäinen, siirtäminen, siirre, siirto, siirtääFinnish
  • transplantation, greffer, greffon, transplanter, déplacer, greffeFrench
  • transplantar, transplanteGalician
  • փոխպատվաստում, փոխպատվաստելArmenian
  • trapiantare, trapiantoItalian
  • 移植, 移植するJapanese
  • huarangaMāori
  • przeszczepiać, przeszczepPolish
  • transplantar, transplante, transplantaçãoPortuguese
  • transplantareRomanian
  • трансплантация, пересадить, пересадка, переселять, трансплантировать, пересаживатьRussian

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