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Verb: transplant  trans'plant [N. Amer], trans'plãnt or trãnz'plãnt [Brit]
  1. Lift and reset in another soil or situation
    "Transplant the young rice plants";
    - transfer
  2. Be transplantable
    "These delicate plants do not transplant easily"
  3. Place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient
    - graft
  4. Change the setting from one place or period to another
    "The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America";
    - transfer, transpose
Noun: transplant  trans'plant [N. Amer], trans'plãnt or trãnz'plãnt [Brit]
  1. (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient
    - graft
  2. An operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient)
    "he had a kidney transplant"; "a child had a multiple organ transplant two months ago";
    - transplantation, organ transplant
  3. The act of removing something from one location and introducing it in another location
    "the transplant did not flower until the second year";
    - transplantation, transplanting

Derived forms: transplanted, transplants, transplanting

Type of: animal tissue, be, displace, enter, infix, insert, introduce, movement, op [informal], operation, shift, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process

Encyclopedia: Transplant