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[im-plan-tey-shuh n] /ˌɪm plænˈteɪ ʃən/
the act of implanting.
the state of being implanted.
  1. the movement of cells to a new region.
  2. metastasis, when spontaneous.
Medicine/Medical. the application of solid medicine underneath the skin.
Embryology. the attachment of the early embryo to the lining of the uterus.
Origin of implantation
1570-80; implant + -ation Unabridged
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Examples from the web for implantation
  • After mating, implantation is delayed for several weeks.
  • Those who have no intention of implantation will donate or discard the entire embryo.
  • Ever a perfectionist, she gets a bikini wax for her implantation appointment at the fertility clinic.
  • But supplying that energy resulted in devices too bulky for surgical implantation.
  • Time of implantation of the conceptus and loss of pregnancy.
  • Many may have been rejected for implantation because they were subpar to begin with.
  • The patient is strongly motivated to undergo prostate seed implantation.
  • So you selectively choose unaffected ova for implantation.
  • implantation failure of the embryo might be the result from the environment in the uterus.
British Dictionary definitions for implantation


the act of implanting or the state of being implanted
Also nidation. the attachment of the blastocyst of a mammalian embryo to the wall of the uterus of the mother
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Word Origin and History for implantation

1570s, from French implantation, noun of action from implanter (see implant (v.)).

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implantation in Medicine

implantation im·plan·ta·tion (ĭm'plān-tā'shən)

  1. The act or an instance of implanting.

  2. The condition of being implanted.

  3. The process by which a fertilized egg implants in the uterine lining.

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