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implant

Pronunciation: im'plant

Definition:

  1. To graft or insert.
  2. A surgically inserted or imbedded graft or device; also, a zone of cells or tissue transferred from another site through a developmental error or neoplastic process.

[L. im-, in, + planto, pp. -atus, to plant, fr. planta, a sprout, shoot]

See Also: graft, transplant, prosthesis

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