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explant

[v. eks-plant, -plahnt; n. eks-plant, -plahnt] /v. ɛksˈplænt, -ˈplɑnt; n. ˈɛksˌplænt, -ˌplɑnt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to take living material from an animal or plant and place it in a culture medium.
noun
2.
a piece of explanted tissue.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < New Latin explantāre. See ex-1, plant
Related forms
explantation, noun
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explant

/ɛksˈplɑːnt/
verb
1.
to transfer (living tissue) from its natural site to a new site or to a culture medium
noun
2.
a piece of tissue treated in this way
Derived Forms
explantation, noun
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ex-plant's in Medicine

explant ex·plant (ěk-splānt')
v. ex·plant·ed, ex·plant·ing, ex·plants
To transfer living tissue from an organism to an artificial medium for culture. n. (ěks'plānt')
Tissue so transferred.

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