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[im-plan-tey-shuh n] /ˌɪm plænˈteɪ ʃən/

the act of implanting.
the state of being implanted.

Medicine/Medical. the application of solid medicine underneath the skin.
Embryology. the attachment of the early embryo to the lining of the uterus.
the act of implanting or the state of being implanted
Also nidation. the attachment of the blastocyst of a mammalian embryo to the wall of the uterus of the mother

1570s, from French implantation, noun of action from implanter (see implant (v.)).

implantation im·plan·ta·tion (ĭm’plān-tā’shən)


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