transplant

Use the verb transplant to describe what you do when you move a cactus into a bigger container, or what a doctor does when she places a donor organ — like a kidney or lung — into the body of a patient.

When you transplant your favorite rose bush, you carefully dig it up and re-plant it in another spot in the yard, maybe one that gets more sunlight. You can also use the word as a noun to describe the act of doing such a thing: "The liver transplant was a success." The word's origin is simple: the Latin trans, or "across," plus plantare, which means "to plant."

Definitions of transplant
1

v transfer from one place or period to another

“The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America”
Synonyms:
transfer, transpose
Type of:
shift
move from one setting or context to another

v lift and reset in another soil or situation

Transplant the young rice plants”
Synonyms:
transfer
Type of:
displace
cause to move, usually with force or pressure

v place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient

Synonyms:
graft
Type of:
enter, infix, insert, introduce
put or introduce into something

v be transplantable

“These delicate plants do not transplant easily”
Synonyms:
transfer
lift and reset in another soil or situation
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

n the act of removing something from one location and introducing it in another location

“the transplant did not flower until the second year”
Synonyms:
transplantation, transplanting
Type of:
movement
the act of changing the location of something

n an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient)

“he had a kidney transplant
Synonyms:
organ transplant, transplantation
Types:
corneal graft, corneal transplant, keratoplasty
a surgical procedure in which part or all of a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by healthy corneal tissue from a donor
xenotransplant, xenotransplantation
a surgical procedure in which tissue or whole organs are transfered from one species to another species
epikeratophakia
using a piece of donated corneal tissue to repair the eye of someone who has had a cataract removed
Type of:
operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process
a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body

n (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient

Synonyms:
graft
Types:
autograft, autoplasty
tissue that is taken from one site and grafted to another site on the same person
allograft, homograft
tissue or organ transplanted from a donor of the same species but different genetic makeup; recipient's immune system must be suppressed to prevent rejection of the graft
heterograft, xenograft
tissue from an animal of one species used as a temporary graft (as in cases of severe burns) on an individual of another species
Type of:
animal tissue
the tissue in the bodies of animals

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