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Meaning & Definition of Transplant in English

English

Transplant

/trænsplænt/

noun

1. (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient

  • In some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient
    synonym:
  • graft
  • ,
  • transplant

2. An operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient)

  • "He had a kidney transplant"
  • "The long-term results of cardiac transplantation are now excellent"
  • "A child had a multiple organ transplant two months ago"
    synonym:
  • transplant
  • ,
  • 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"
  • "Too frequent transplanting is not good for families"
  • "She returned to alabama because she could not bear transplantation"
    synonym:
  • transplant
  • ,
  • transplantation
  • ,
  • transplanting

verb

1. Lift and reset in another soil or situation

  • "Transplant the young rice plants"
    synonym:
  • transplant
  • ,
  • transfer

2. Be transplantable

  • "These delicate plants do not transplant easily"
    synonym:
  • transplant

3. Place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient

    synonym:
  • transplant
  • ,
  • graft

4. Transfer from one place or period to another

  • "The ancient greek story was transplanted into modern america"
    synonym:
  • transfer
  • ,
  • transpose
  • ,
  • transplant