Definition of implantation in English:



mass noun
  • 1The action of implanting or state of being implanted.

    ‘the implantation of alien or artificial hearts’
    count noun ‘hormone implantations’
    • ‘Whether these alien chip implantations are part of another government project or are actually implanted by aliens is a whole discussion in itself.’
    • ‘Worldwide there have so far been only some 50 implantations for OCD and 15 for depression, but the technology suggests a not-too-distant future when options other than drugs may be available to sufferers of serious mental illness.’
    • ‘He suggested that I have knee implantations, but I'm not sure if I want to go that route.’
    • ‘It is the practice in our facility to perform chin implantations and other minor procedures in the procedure room, which is near but not directly in the surgical suite.’
    • ‘One research assistant made all the implantations to eliminate the between-observer variation in measurements.’
    • ‘The tests and implantations had taken longer than she expected.’
    • ‘Living tissue deteriorates rapidly when it loses its blood supply, and organs need to be cooled and transported for implantation into the recipient within a limited number of hours.’
    • ‘This clearly is not a normal laxity pattern and represents the limitations of graft implantation.’
    • ‘Bone implantation is part of the orthopaedic treatment for accident victims and for those suffering from bone loss due to tumour removal and skeletal deformity.’
    • ‘If it is localized, there is a very high cure rate from either surgery or from radiation, external beam radiation or seed implantation.’
    • ‘He needed a drainage shunt implantation to save his life.’
    • ‘I was whisked to Englewood Community Hospital, and that same morning I underwent a permanent pacemaker implantation.’
    • ‘The sample in this study consisted of 254 patients consecutively undergoing implantation of permanent pacemakers during a two-year period.’
    • ‘In addition, localised radiotherapy at the time of stent implantation helps to reduce proliferation of smooth muscle.’
    • ‘Where there have been symptoms of an arrhythmia, driving is prohibited for six months following implantation of defibrillators.’
    • ‘Lens implantation has been around for several decades.’
    • ‘With higher tumor load and delayed administration after tumor implantation, dendritic cells were no longer effective.’
    • ‘They're all loud enough to be monitored without the physical implantation of any bugging device.’
    • ‘Last month, they travelled to Texas to assist in the first-ever implantation of the pump device.’
    • ‘The surgical implantation is preformed under a general anesthetic.’
    transplant, graft, implantation, insert
    1. 1.1Zoology Medicine (in a mammal) the attachment of the fertilized egg or blastocyst to the wall of the uterus at the start of pregnancy.
      Also called nidation
      • ‘Gestation lasts two months, but the young may be born up to a year after mating because these otters employ delayed implantation of the fertilized egg in the uterus.’
      • ‘The term referred to the embryo before its implantation in the womb.’
      • ‘If fertilization occurs, progesterone supports implantation of the ovum and maintains the pregnancy.’
      • ‘Mating general takes place in July and August, but implantation is delayed until November.’
      • ‘The gestation period is between 60 and 77 days, with delayed implantation probably involved.’
      conception, impregnation, insemination, implantation, inception of pregnancy


Late 16th century from French, from implanter ‘to implant’.