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1 (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient [syn: graft]
2 an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient); "he had a kidney transplant" [syn: transplantation, organ transplant]
3 the act of uprooting and moving a plant to a new location; "the transplant was successful"; "too frequent transplanting is not good for plants" [syn: transplanting, transplantation]


1 lift and reset in another soil or situation; "Transplant the young rice plants" [syn: transfer]
2 be transplantable; "These delicate plants do not transplant easily"
3 place athe organ of a donor into the body of a recipient [syn: graft]
4 transfer from one place or period to another; "The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America" [syn: transfer, transpose]

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Pronunciation 1

  • a RP , /trɑːnzˈplɑːnt/|/trænzˈplɑːnt/, /trA:nz"plA:nt/ or /tr

Extensive Definition

Transplant or Transplants may refer to:
transplant in Modern Greek (1453-): Μόσχευμα
transplant in Indonesian: Pencangkokan

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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