• (British) IPA: /ɪmplɑːnˈteɪʃ(ə)n/


  1. (anatomy) The way in which an organ, bone, muscle etc. becomes inserted into its set place.
  2. Planting; securing a plant etc. into the ground.
  3. The introduction of a notion, idea or thought into someone's mind.
  4. (surgery) The act of inserting a medical implant.
  5. (embryology) The attachment of the fertilized ovum to the uterus wall.
  6. (physics) The insertion of ions into the crystal structure of another material through ion bombardment.
  • German: Implantation
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