verb (used with object)
- to put or fix firmly: to implant sound principles in a child’s mind.
- to plant securely.
- Medicine/Medical. to insert or graft (a tissue, organ, or inert substance) into the body.
- any device or material, especially of an inert substance, used for repairing or replacing part of the body.
- medication or radioactive material inserted into tissue for sustained therapy.
- implantation(def 1).
- an artificial tooth that has been inserted permanently into the jaw.
- a metal framework attached to the bones of the jaw for supporting artificial teeth.
verb (ɪmˈplɑːnt) (tr)
- to establish firmly; inculcate; instilto implant sound moral principles
- to plant or embed; infix; entrench
- to graft (a tissue) into the body
- to insert (a radioactive substance, hormone, etc) into the tissues
- anything implanted, esp surgically, such as a tissue graft or hormone
1890 as “thing implanted;” 1941 as “action of implanting,” from implant (v.). Related: Implants, by 1981 as short for breast implants (1976).
- To insert or embed an object or a device surgically.
- To graft or insert a tissue within the body.
- To become attached to and embedded in the uterine lining. Used of a fertilized egg.
- Something implanted, especially a surgically implanted tissue or device.
- (ĭm′plănt′) Something that is placed, usually surgically, within a living body, as grafted tissue or a medical device, such as a pacemaker.
- To become attached to and embedded in the maternal uterine lining. Used of a fertilized egg.