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1890 as "thing implanted;" 1941 as "action of implanting," from implant (v.). Related: Implants, by 1981 as short for breast implants (1976).
implant im·plant (ĭm-plānt')
v. im·plant·ed, im·plant·ing, im·plants
To insert or embed an object or a device surgically.
To graft or insert a tissue within the body.
To become attached to and embedded in the uterine lining. Used of a fertilized egg.
Noun (ĭm'plānt') Something that is placed, usually surgically, within a living body, as grafted tissue or a medical device, such as a pacemaker.