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Meaning of TRANSPLANTATION

Pronunciation:  tr`anzplant'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of uprooting and moving a plant to a new location; "the transplant was successful"; "too frequent transplanting is not good for plants"
  2. [n]  an operation moving an organ from one person (the donor) to another (the recipient); "he had a kidney transplant"
  3. [n]  the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)
 

TRANSPLANTATION is a 15 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: organ transplant, relocation, resettlement, transplant, transplanting
 
 See Also: conveyance, corneal graft, corneal transplant, movement, operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, transfer, transferral, transportation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Trans`plan*ta"tion\, n. [Cf. F.
transplantation.]
1. The act of transplanting, or the state of being
   transplanted; also, removal.

         The transplantation of Ulysses to Sparta. --Broome.

2. (Surg.) The removal of tissues from a healthy part, and
   the insertion of them in another place where there is a
   lesion; as, the transplantation of tissues in autoplasty.



 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: replacing a damaged organ with one from a donor.
 

 

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