implant

[v. im-plant, -plahnt; n. im-plant, -plahnt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to put or fix firmly: to implant sound principles in a child's mind.
2.
to plant securely.
3.
Medicine/Medical. to insert or graft (a tissue, organ, or inert substance) into the body.
noun
4.
Medicine/Medical.
a.
any device or material, especially of an inert substance, used for repairing or replacing part of the body.
b.
medication or radioactive material inserted into tissue for sustained therapy.
c.
implantation ( def 1 ).
5.
Dentistry.
a.
an artificial tooth that has been inserted permanently into the jaw.
b.
a metal framework attached to the bones of the jaw for supporting artificial teeth.

Origin:
1535–45; im-1 + plant

implanter, noun
unimplanted, adjective
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implant
 
vb
1.  to establish firmly; inculcate; instil: to implant sound moral principles
2.  to plant or embed; infix; entrench
3.  surgery
 a.  to graft (a tissue) into the body
 b.  to insert (a radioactive substance, hormone, etc) into the tissues
 
n
4.  anything implanted, esp surgically, such as a tissue graft or hormone
 
im'planter
 
n

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Word Origin & History

implant
1545, from Fr. implanter "to insert, engraft," from in- "in" + planter "to plant" (see plant (n.)). The noun meaning "anything implanted within the body" is from 1890.
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Medical Dictionary

implant im·plant (ĭm-plānt')
v. im·plant·ed, im·plant·ing, im·plants

  1. To insert or embed an object or a device surgically.

  2. To graft or insert a tissue within the body.

  3. To become attached to and embedded in the uterine lining. Used of a fertilized egg.

n. (ĭm'plānt')
Something implanted, especially a surgically implanted tissue or device.
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implant  
Noun   (ĭm'plānt') Something that is placed, usually surgically, within a living body, as grafted tissue or a medical device, such as a pacemaker.

Verb  
  1. (ĭm-plānt')

  2. To become attached to and embedded in the maternal uterine lining. Used of a fertilized egg.


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Example sentences
Another is to implant wireless sensors powered by the wearer's own body heat.
Both trials have reported a loss of signals many months after the implant was
  made and the reasons for this are not yet known.
Nowadays officials openly state that their aim is to implant a socialist
  economy.
For example, a doctor might implant a sensor during surgery to offer far better
  post-operative monitoring and care.
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