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Noun: implantation  ,im,plan'tey-shun
  1. (embryology) the organic process whereby a fertilized egg becomes implanted in the lining of the uterus of placental mammals
    - nidation
  2. The act of planting or setting in the ground
  3. A surgical procedure that places something in the human body
    "the implantation of radioactive pellets in the prostate gland"

Derived forms: implantations

Type of: biological process, emplacement, locating, location, op [informal], operation, organic process, placement, position, positioning, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process

Encyclopedia: Implantation