• WordNet 3.6
    • v transplant transfer from one place or period to another "The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America"
    • v transplant place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient
    • v transplant lift and reset in another soil or situation "Transplant the young rice plants"
    • v transplant be transplantable "These delicate plants do not transplant easily"
    • n transplant the act of removing something from one location and introducing it in another location "the transplant did not flower until the second year","too frequent transplanting is not good for families","she returned to Alabama because she could not bear transplantation"
    • n transplant an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient) "he had a kidney transplant","the long-term results of cardiac transplantation are now excellent","a child had a multiple organ transplant two months ago"
    • n transplant (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Back in 1919, the Russian transplant pioneer Serge Voronoff made headlines by grafting monkey testicles onto human males.
    • Transplant To remove, and plant in another place; as, to transplant trees.
    • Transplant To remove, and settle or establish for residence in another place; as, to transplant inhabitants. "Being transplanted out of his cold, barren diocese of St. David into a warmer climate."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1967, the first successful heart transplant was performed in Cape Town, South Africa
    • n transplant The act or process of transplanting; specifically, the carrying of bacterial organisms from one medium to another for purposes of culture.
    • n transplant That which is transplanted; specifically, in forestry, a seedling which has been transplanted once or several times.
    • transplant To plant anew in a different place.
    • transplant In general, to remove from one place to another; especially, to remove and establish for residence in another place.
    • transplant In surgery, to transfer from one part of the body or from one person to another. See transplantation, 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first human heart transplant happened on December 3, 1967. Unfortunately the patient only lived for eighteen days, succumbing in the end to pneumonia
    • v.t Transplant trans-plant′ to remove and plant in another place: to remove
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  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprung up.”
  • Beano Cook
    Beano Cook
    “You only have to bat a thousand two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4 for five.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. transplanter, L. transplantare,; trans, across, over + plantare, to plant. See Plant


In literature:

Its flowers were lovelier than ever, but its master was transplanted into a heavenly garden, and he had left it to me.
"Melchior's Dream and Other Tales" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
But I found means to transplant them where they belonged.
"Charred Wood" by Myles Muredach
Rather it is the fault of their environment to which they have been transplanted.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
It is the only house on all Fifth Avenue which looks as if it might have been transplanted from old England.
"Fifth Avenue" by Arthur Bartlett Maurice
He said those had to be transplanted; they could not be sown from seed.
"Stories to Tell Children" by Sara Cone Bryant
By seed, sown during the rains; from shoots cut from large trees; and by transplanting old stumps.
"A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery" by Benziger Brothers
It lost nothing in the process of transplantation.
"Matthew Arnold" by G. W. E. Russell
Transplanted to alien soil, it rapidly degenerated, and presently became degraded into mere imposture.
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
The family tomb of the Scipios has been found in this very spot and since transplanted to the Vatican.
"Corinne, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Mme de Stael
There are on the market a number of hand transplanting machines which, from their lack of perfection, have not come into general use.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich

In poetry:

TRANSPLANT the beauteous tree!
Gardener, it gives me pain;
A happier resting-place
Its trunk deserved.
"To My Friend - Ode I" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"They shall all bloom in fields of light,
Transplanted by my care,
And saints, upon their garments white,
These sacred blossoms wear."
"Voices Of The Night : The Reaper And The Flowers" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
May some kind angel swiftly fly,
And leave the region of the sky,
Transplant thee to a clime where ne'er
Sad winter mars the blooming year.
"Written In An Album" by James Avis Bartley
Oh ! let then my fostering hand
To the garden your beauties transplant,
There, there will your graces expand,
And each raptur'd gazer enchant.
"Morning Walk" by Laura Sophia Temple
The fairy world is just like ours-
There bloom again our faded flowers;
Transplanted hence by magic spell-
And how, I know - but must not tell.
"To Titania, Queen Of Fairyland, St. Valentine's Day" by Peter John Allan
Forgiveness, too, will flourish in the skies--
Justice, transplanted thither, yields fair fruit;
And if repentance, borne to heaven, dies,
'Tis that no tears are there to wet its root.
"Perennials" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich

In news:

The other is a transplant, poe haole, from Indiana, having lived in Hawaii for nearly 30 years.
A discussion exploring organ donation, commonly held myths, and the benefits of transplantation.
The LQ9 was prepped for the LS transplant.
No, not the town in Oklahoma, but a transplant to Eureka Springs from Minneapolis fourteen years ago.
Women get fuller look with eyebrow transplants.
Hair transplants are moving from the top of the head and the hairline to the eyebrow .
Teen gets Britain's first eyelash transplant: surgeons.
Still waiting to be put on transplant list.
Application to the conditioning regimen for bone marrow transplantation.
Meet Solveig Øvstebø, the Norwegian transplant who is set to replace Susanne Ghez next year.
Caused in most cases by excess weight, this condition can lead to impairment of the organ's function and even a transplant.
Doctors doubt favoritism in Cheney transplant.
More Than You Probably Wanted to Know About Fecal Transplants.
It's Monday morning—always a terrific time to think about fecal transplants.
The husband of a transplant patient could barely believe what he saw at NYU Langone Medical Center.

In science:

The first I call a transplant operation that in fact is a replacement of appropriate Schr¨odinger l ′ angular momentum state representations with isothermal l state representations.
A Sketch for a Quantum Theory of Gravitity
We will show that basic notions of differential geometry can be transplanted to the framework of generalized tensors and forms.
Geometry of generalized higher order fields. Applications to classical linear electrodynamics
If g is of non-definite signature, the standard notions of causal curves can be transplanted in complete analogy from Lorentzian geometry .
Geometry of generalized higher order fields. Applications to classical linear electrodynamics
Recalling the success of Regge phenomenology in describing the large-energy charge-exchange pion-nucleon scattering [22,23], it seems adequate to transplant these concepts to our pionquark system.
$N_c$-counting rules and the axial vector coupling constant of the constituent quark
Our basic construction is based on a version of Sunada’s Theorem [Su], which has been refined using the technique of transplantation ([Be], [Zel]) so as to be applicable to isoscattering.
Isoscattering on surfaces