• WordNet 3.6
    • n implantation a surgical procedure that places something in the human body "the implantation of radioactive pellets in the prostate gland"
    • n implantation the act of planting or setting in the ground
    • n implantation (embryology) the organic process whereby a fertilized egg becomes implanted in the lining of the uterus of placental mammals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Armadillos breed in July, but get pregnant in November after delaying implantation. This allows the young to be born during the spring when there is an abundance of food
    • n Implantation The act or process of implanting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1982, in the first operation of its kind, doctors at the University of Utah Medical Center implanted a permanent artificial heart in the chest of retired dentist Dr. Barney Clark, who lived 112 days with the device.
    • n implantation The act of implanting, or the state of being implanted; the act of setting or fixing firmly in place.
    • n implantation Union of the two ends of intestine, after exsection of a segment, by the insertion of one into the other and retention by sutures.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Timmie Jean Lindsey of Houston, TX became the first person to get silicone breast implants in 1962.
    • n Implantation the act of infixing
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “There is nothing capricious in nature and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feel it.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. implantation,


In literature:

But I rallied, and the motive she implanted in me remains.
"An Anarchist Woman" by Hutchins Hapgood
There is implanted in the very foundation of man's being the idea or the consciousness of a separable soul.
"The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul" by Jirah D. Buck
There can be no holiness until there be a new life implanted.
"Holy in Christ" by Andrew Murray
But God has implanted in every bosom a sense of right and wrong.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
Had I a right to hope to alter the feelings which nature herself had implanted in the minds of men?
"The Fixed Period" by Anthony Trollope
The implant of the osculation was destined for her cheek.
"Fibble, D. D." by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
They have implanted in you, the belief that misery is immortal, invincible.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
Strangely enough, the person who had implanted this ambition and determination in him was Juliet Bissell.
"The Free Range" by Francis William Sullivan
Saving is not one of the most deeply implanted habits.
"The Settlement of Wage Disputes" by Herbert Feis
So deeply are squatters' rights implanted in the human instinct.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke

In poetry:

If Reason be the sole safe guide
In man implanted from above,
Why crave we for one only face,
Why consecrate the name of Love?
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
'T is no encouraging picture: still these few
Redeem their fellows. Once the germ implanted,
Its growth, if slow, is sure.
"Paracelsus: Part III: Paracelsus" by Robert Browning
And with a heaven-implanted pride,
Superbly rowing now to land;
The brave bird has her charge denied
To all, but to the mother's hand.
"The Swan" by William Hayley
"Dark sin, the deadly foe of love,
All bowers of bliss thou shalt infest,
Implanting thorns the flowers above,
And one black feather in the breast
Of purest dove.
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
E'en the flower of the garden is nurtur'd and rear'd,
And guarded from evil with delicate care;
But thou, like the wild weed, despised of all,
Wert known but to Him who implanted thee here.
"The Wild Flower" by Caroline Fry
Stern its meaning; was not Gallia
Looking down on Albion's sons?
In each mind this thought implanted,
Undismayed and all undaunted,
By the battle-fiends enchanted,
They ride down upon the guns.
"The Charge At Balaklava" by James Barron Hope

In news:

A Texas woman is suing a police department after an officer caused her breast implant to burst during an arrest, according to a Friday report.
Sonn after, a tube to feed her was surgically implanted in Mrs Elbaum's stomach.
New materials and new technologies offer opportunities to bring implant dentistry to more patients.
Questions to ask include whether the cosmetic dentist has advanced training in cosmetic, implant and laser dentistry.
Beaches Center for Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry , which offers a convenient second location at St Johns Family Dentistry, is a practice filled with caring, friendly staff who treat patients as if they are family.
Crandall developed the ability to implant electrodes in patients' brains, find abnormal cells that caused seizures and remove the offending cells.
Doug Quaid (Colin Farrell) visits Rekall, a company that implants memories in its customers, in an attempt to explain a series of recurring dreams.
Both are implanted just under the skin, providing protection without touching the heart and reliable defibrillation without transvenous wires.
The implantable defibrillators , which cost about $40,000 each, regulate irregular heart rhythms.
Telescope Implant for End Stage Macular Degeneration Now Available Across the Nation.
Plane makes emergency landing after passenger claims to have 'surgically implanted device'.
Retina Implant 's subretinal implant technology has been in clinical trials for more than six years.
Patients involved in Retina Implant 's clinical trials have received a 3x3 mm2 microchip with 1,500 electrodes impla...
In fact, much of what medical implant or high-risk device manufacturers have to do to get their product sold is file some paperwork and pay the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a fee of about $4,000 with minimal testing.
St Peter's received state approval to implant the devices on Jan 1 and performed its first HeartMate surgery on Sunday.

In science:

The widths of the implant (also know as a p-stop)[] surrounding the n + in the case of n-type bulk and n + in the case of p-type bulk) are pixel implants (p systematically varied for each array.
Capacitance of Silicon Pixels
InP surfaces upon 1.5 MeV Sb ion implantation.
Nanoscale Defect Formation on InP(111) Surfaces after MeV Sb Implantation
The advantage of proton irradiation is twofold: it enables us to make an impurity analysis simultaneously to the implantation of hydrogen.
Induced Magnetic Order by Ion Irradiation of Carbon-Based Structures
This means that for 20 µm or thinner samples the implantation of protons should be undetectable.
Induced Magnetic Order by Ion Irradiation of Carbon-Based Structures
The maximum retention of deuterium depends on the temperature and implantation energy. A broad range of binding energies for hydrogen in graphite up to about 4 eV was reported by Atsumi (2002), i.e. even temperatures as high as 3000-3500 K may be not sufficient to eliminate all incorporated hydrogen.
Induced Magnetic Order by Ion Irradiation of Carbon-Based Structures