Transplant


Transplant
The grafting of a tissue from one place to another, just as in botany a bud from one plant might be grafted onto the stem of another. The transplanting of tissue can be from one part of the patient to another (autologous transplantation), as in the case of a skin graft using the patient’s own skin; or from one patient to another (allogenic transplantation), as in the case of transplanting a donor kidney into a recipient.
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1. To transfer from one part to another, as in grafting and transplantation. 2. The tissue or organ in grafting and transplantation. SEE ALSO: graft. [trans- + L. planto, to plant]
- Gallie t. narrow strips of the femoral fascia lata used for suture material.
- hair t. autografts of punch biopsies of hair-bearing skin, such as occipital scalp, onto frontal scalp in male pattern alopecia.

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trans·plant tran(t)s-'plant vt to transfer from one place to another esp to transfer (an organ or tissue) from one part or individual to another
trans·plant 'tran(t)s-.plant n
1) something (as an organ or part) that is transplanted
2) the act or process of transplanting: TRANSPLANTATION <performed a kidney \transplant>

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • transplant — TRANSPLÁNT, transplanturi, s.n. (med.) 1. Organ, parte dintr un organ, ţesut etc. care este transplantat printr o intervenţie chirurgicală. 2. Transplantare. – Din fr. transplant. Trimis de ionel bufu, 29.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  TRANSPLÁNT s. 1 …   Dicționar Român

  • transplant — [ trɑ̃splɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1956; « action de transplanter » 1556; de transplanter ♦ Biol. Organe, tissu transplanté. ⇒ greffon. ● transplant nom masculin Organe qui doit être ou vient d être transplanté en vue de remplacer un organe déficient.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Transplant — Trans*plant , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Transplanted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Transplanting}.] [F. transplanter, L. transplantare; trans across, over + plantare to plant. See {Plant}.] 1. To remove, and plant in another place; as, to transplant trees.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Transplant — or Transplants may refer to:*Organ transplant, moving an organ from one body to another *Transplanting a plant from one location to another *A transplant experiment, a type of experiment where an organism is moved from one location to another… …   Wikipedia

  • transplant — (v.) mid 15c., from L.L. transplantare plant again in a different place, from L. trans across (see TRANS (Cf. trans )) + plantare to plant (see PLANT (Cf. plant)). Extended to people (1550s) and then to organs or tissue (1786). The noun, in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • transplant — index consign, deliver, transport Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • transplant — [v] relocate displace, emigrate, graft, immigrate, move, readapt, recondition, remove, reorient, reset, resettle, revamp, shift, transfer, transpose, uproot; concepts 213,310 Ant. preserve, save …   New thesaurus

  • transplant — ► VERB 1) transfer to another place or situation. 2) take (living tissue or an organ) and implant it in another part of the body or in another body. ► NOUN 1) an operation in which an organ or tissue is transplanted. 2) a person or thing that has …   English terms dictionary

  • transplant — [trans plant′; ] also, and for n. always [, trans′plant΄] vt. [ME transplaunten < LL(Ec) transplantare: see TRANS & PLANT] 1. to dig up (a growing plant) from one place and plant it in another 2. to remove (people, animals, etc.) from one… …   English World dictionary

  • transplant — transplantable, adj. transplantation, n. transplanter, n. v. /trans plant , plahnt /; n. /trans plant , plahnt /, v.t. 1. to remove (a plant) from one place and plant it in another. 2. Surg. to transfer (an organ, tissue, etc.) from one part of… …   Universalium

  • transplant — I n. 1) to do a transplant 2) to reject a transplant (her body rejected the transplant) 3) a bone marrow; corneal; gene; heart; kidney; organ transplant II v. (D; tr.) to transplant from; to * * * [ trænsplɑːnt] corneal gene heart …   Combinatory dictionary


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