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Medical Term:

implantation

Pronunciation: im'plan-ta'shun

Definition:

  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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