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Definition of "transplant" []

  • To uproot and replant (a growing plant). (verb-transitive)
  • To transfer from one place or residence to another; resettle or relocate. (verb-transitive)
  • Medicine To transfer (tissue or an organ) from one body or body part to another. (verb-transitive)
  • To be capable of undergoing transplantation. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act or process of transplanting. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "transplant" in a sentence
  • "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 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."
  • "With Cloning and Brain transplant would immortality be possible?"