vt 1 : to set permanently in the consciousness or habit patterns 2 a : to insert or fix in a living site (as for growth, slow release, or formation of an organic union) <subcutaneously edhormone pellets> b : to insert an implant in <100 patients have been edwith nylon ribbons without complications -U.K. Henschke> vi : to become implanted <the fertilized ovum sin the endometrial lining>
, n : something (as a graft, a small container of radioactive material for treatment of cancer, or a pellet containing hormones to be gradually absorbed) that is implanted esp. in tissue .
Similar sounding terms: im·plant·ee
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