AskDefine | Define implant

Dictionary Definition

implant n : a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue


1 fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum" [syn: engraft, embed, imbed, plant]
2 become attached to and embedded in the uterus; "The egg fertilized in vitro implanted in the uterus of the birth mother with no further complications"
3 put firmly in the mind; "Plant a thought in the students' minds" [syn: plant]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • (RP):
    • (verb): /ɪmˈplɑːnt/, /Im"plA:nt/
    • (noun): /ˈɪmplɑːnt/, /"ImplA:nt/
  • (US):
    • (verb): ĭmplăntʹ, /ɪmˈplænt/, /Im"pl

Extensive Definition

implant in French: Implant
implant in Dutch: Implant
implant in Slovak: Implantát

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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