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Pronunciation:  `implan'teyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a surgical procedure that places something in the human body; "the implantation of radioactive pellets in the prostate gland"
  2. [n]  the act of planting or setting in the ground
  3. [n]  (embryology) the organic process whereby a fertilized egg becomes implanted in the lining of the uterus of placental mammals

IMPLANTATION is a 12 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: nidation
 See Also: biological process, emplacement, locating, location, operation, organic process, placement, position, positioning, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im`plan*ta"tion\, n. [Cf. F. implantation.]
The act or process of implantating.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Attachment of the fertilized egg to the uterine lining, usually occurring five to seven days after ovulation.
Thesaurus Terms
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