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implantation

[im-plan-tey-shuh n] /ˌɪm plænˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of implanting.
2.
the state of being implanted.
3.
Pathology.
  1. the movement of cells to a new region.
  2. metastasis, when spontaneous.
4.
Medicine/Medical. the application of solid medicine underneath the skin.
5.
Embryology. the attachment of the early embryo to the lining of the uterus.
Origin of implantation
1570-1580
1570-80; implant + -ation
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implantation

/ˌɪmplɑːnˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of implanting or the state of being implanted
2.
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
n.

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)
n.

  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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