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Pronunciation: im'plan-ta'shun


  1. Attachment of the blastocyst to the endometrium, and its subsequent embedding in the compact layer, occurring 6–7 days after fertilization of the oocyte in humans.
  2. The process of placing a device or substance within the body, placement of a saline-filled device beneath the breast mound.
  3. Insertion of a natural tooth into an artificially constructed alveolus.
  4. Tissue grafting.

See Also: transplantation

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